be a sight for sore eyes

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be a sight for sore eyes

To be someone or something that one is excited or overjoyed to see, often after a long absence or separation. Charlie, I can't believe you're back in town! Get over here, you're a sight for sore eyes! I'm so tired after being on tour. My bed is a sight for sore eyes.
See also: eye, sight, sore

be a sight for sore eyes

  (informal)
if someone or something is a sight for sore eyes, you feel happy to see them A cup of coffee - that's a sight for sore eyes. You're a sight for sore eyes, all dressed up in your new outfit.
See also: eye, sight, sore