bear the sight of (someone or something)

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bear the sight of (someone or something)

To tolerate, accept, or endure someone or something. (Most often used in a negative formation.) I don't know how you bear the sight of that horrible receptionist every day. He's just so mean and unpleasant! I can't bear the sight of my mother-in-law, but there are a few occasions each year where I can't avoid having to spend time with her. I absolutely cannot bear the sight of shellfish. Just being near it is enough to make me gag!
See also: bear, of, sight
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Of course, we all want to be loved, but my experience has been that for everyone who likes you, there's another who can't bear the sight of you.
Which roughly translates out of bulls*** as: "I can't bear the sight of you, you over-painted, over-dressed bag lady.