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morning after

noun, plural mornings after.
1.
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.
2.
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
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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noun

a hangover

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