from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Eliciting wonder or astonishment: an eye-popping display of fireworks.

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  • adj. Visually astonishing, stunning, incredible.

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  • adj. amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning


The image is of a viewer's eyes opening wide to the point of popping out. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Spending eye-popping sums of money, deploying armies of lobbyists, dispatching grassroots foot soldiers as agents of disruption, the special interests have fought fiercely to derail the White House reform agenda."
    - Andy Kroll, Obama vs. the Lobbyists,, 15 Sep 2009.

    September 16, 2009