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eye of the beholder

The subjective appreciation or evaluation made by an individual viewer, participant, appraiser, etc. From the proverb "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" (i.e., an approximation of beauty will differ greatly between different people). It's only in the eye of the beholder that such a nebulous thing as "truth" or "justice" has any real meaning. You may not like my new jacket, but style 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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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

something that you say which means that each person has their own opinion about what or who is beautiful Personally, I can't understand why she finds him attractive, but they do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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