beauty is in the eye of the beholder


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beauty is in the eye of the beholder

An approximation of beauty will differ greatly between different people. You may not like my new jacket, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think Annabelle's boyfriend is that attractive, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Prov. Different people have different ideas about what is beautiful. Bob: I can't believe Ted bought that ugly old car. Fred: He loves it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Jill: Have you seen Mary's pictures of her new baby? He looks pretty ugly, to my eyes. Jane: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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ˌbeauty is in the ˌeye of the beˈholder

(saying) what one person thinks is beautiful may not seem beautiful to somebody else: Personally I don’t think her husband is very attractive, but they say beauty’s in the eye of the beholder, don’t they?
Behold is an old word meaning ‘to see’.
See also: beauty, beholder, eye, of
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