beer goggles

plural nounSlang.
  1. metaphorical goggles that one wears after excessive consumption of alcohol, and that cause diminished judgment, particularly in encouraging one to be attracted to and flirtatious with someone one would not ordinarily find attractive: I bet he was wearing beer goggles when he left the party with that loser.I was sure the Sox would make the playoffs, but I was obviously looking through beer goggles.

Origin of beer goggles

First recorded in 1985–90

Words Nearby beer goggles Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beer goggles in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for beer goggles

beer goggles

pl n
  1. with one's beer goggles on informal seeing people and things as becoming increasingly attractive as one's alcohol intake rises

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