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Idioms

can’t stand the sight of

can’t stand the sight of

Meaning

  • to hate someone very much
  • to strongly dislike someone
  • cannot tolerate someone
  • be unable to put up with someone

Example Sentences

  1. After years of being in an unhappy marriage and later going through an ugly divorce, they now can’t stand the sight of each other.
  2. They were friends once, but sometime back they had a huge argument, calling each other names publicly, and since then they can’t stand the sight of each other.
  3. He can’t stand the sight of her after she dumped him and started dating his rival from college.
  4. You have hurt her a lot and right now, she can’t stand the sight of you. Give it some time and see if you can make her come around.
  5. Jane can’t stand the sight of that woman. She blames her for having broken her marriage up.
  6. Andy says he thinks Sue is a big snob and he can’t stand the sight of her; but I think it’s because he feels he is not good enough for her.
  7. If you can’t stand the sight of them why did you invite them over to your house?
  8. He’s not going to the party because he can’t stand the sight of some of the people who are coming.

Origin
The phrase “can’t stand” meaning to dislike originated in the early 1600s.

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