Everyone knows what Beer Goggles are, right? It may have been many many many (in my case) years since the phase was part of your vernacular, but you surely have a brief understanding of what beer goggles are. If not, let me give you the definition from one of my favorite and wildly inappropriate web sites, Urban Dictionary.
1. “Imaginary optical aids through which unattractive people begin to appear attractive after you have drunk too much beer.”
2. “in other words he or she is a 2 at 10 and a 10 at 2”
3. “When you have drunk enough that everything starts too look good.”
There are several other definitions, if you’re interested. But I think you got he gist of it.
Although I picked the cleanest definitions of Beer Goggles, I think it’s important to add that the phrase is most often used when someone is looking to hook up with a member of the opposite sex. For my more mature readers, “hooking up” is like making out with someone you just met at a party or a club or a bar. Here is an example of how Beer Goggles would be appropriately used: