- a period, as in the morning, when the aftereffects of excessive self-indulgence during the previous evening are felt, especially the aftereffects of excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
- a moment or period of realization in which the consequences of an earlier ill-advised action are recognized or brought home to one.
Origin of morning after
First recorded in 1880–85
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Mongolians bravely swallow a glass of pickled sheep eyeballs mixed into tomato juice to chase away their morning-after blues.The Wildest Hangover Cures From Around the World
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The ache is as near like the morning-after headache as can be.With the Battle Fleet
To Keegan there was something inexplicable about Basine's morning-after pose.Gargoyles
She was suffering that morning-after sullenness which follows unusual indulgences in virtue as well as other excesses.What Will People Say?
A large and varied experience as a servant to young gentlemen had inured him to morning-after repentances.The Blower of Bubbles
Arthur Beverley Baxter