not bear the sight of (someone or something)

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not bear the sight of (someone or something)

To be unable to tolerate, accept, or endure someone or something; to severely dislike or be thoroughly repelled by someone or something. I know I couldn't bear the sight of that horrible receptionist every day if I were to work here. 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, not, of, sight
References in classic literature ?
You know very well that she can't bear the sight of him.
I can't bear the sight of them things," the woman declared.
Branko Geroski says in Sloboden pecat that with each passing day, we realize that Gruevski can't bear the sight of anyone, not just those criticizing him, who if he could he would persecute all the way to Papua New Guinea, but also the ordinary citizens, those very same people coming to his rallies to hear what he has to say, with petrified faces and hands mechanically clapping.
It can be very real At its most extreme, some people suffer from podophobia and can't bear the sight of feet.
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.
Of course, we all wS ant 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" - Sir Terry Wogan.
After all, Didi can't bear the sight of red in her state.
We can't bear the sight of our old apartment without them.
Goal celebrations seem to have become flashpoints - if you can't bear the sight of jubilant opposition players after a dramatic late winner, as at the Etihad last Sunday, then don't go to the game.
Chiles also confessed he can't bear the sight of himself in the morning and said it can be a struggle to concentrate on air.
Described as the perfect Valentine's solution for anyone who can't bear the sight of anything red, the Goodi-son Park team is selling blue roses through the Dutch Flower Shop on Woolton Road in Wavertree.
The devil card indicates that you're consumed with jealousy at the moment and can't bear the sight of a friend's new-found wealth.
So I went on there and the first comment I read was very nice, and the next comment was terribly flattering, and then the next one said something like 'I can't bear the sight of him' And the one after that said 'Who?
So I went on and the first comment I read was very nice, and the next comment was terribly flattering and then the next one said something like, 'I can't bear the sight of him
We meet the turkey farmer who can't bear the sight of a turkey on his Christmas dinner table and goes for goose instead, and visit the vicar on a remote Scottish island, a society where Christmas goes by almost unnoticed.