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haters gonna hate

slang There will always be those who criticize anything and everything. The phrase is often used to dismiss such critics while acknowledging that it is no use trying to stop them. I don't enjoy when opposing teams' fans boo me, but, hey, haters gonna hate.
See also: gonna, hate

hate someone or something like sin

Fig. to hate someone or something a great deal. She won't eat brussels sprouts. She hates 'em like sin. I don't want that man anywhere near me. I hate him like sin.
See also: hate, like, sin

hate someone's guts

Fig. to hate someone very much. Oh, Bob is terrible. I hate his guts! You may hate my guts for saying so, but I think you're getting gray hair.
See also: gut, hate

(I) hate to eat and run.

Cliché an apology made by someone who must leave a social event soon after eating. Bill: Well, I hate to eat and run, but it's getting late. Sue: Oh, you don't have to leave, do you? Bill: I think I really must. Mary: Oh, my goodness! I hate to eat and run, but I have to catch an early plane tomorrow. Bob: Do you have to go? Mary: Afraid so.
See also: and, eat, hate, run

love-hate relationship

Fig. a relationship of any kind that involves both devotion and hatred. Tommy has a love-hate relationship with his teacher. Mostly, though, it's hate lately.
See also: relationship

pet hate

Fig. something that is disliked intensely and is a constant or repeated annoyance. My pet hate is being put on hold on the telephone. Another pet hate of mine is having to stand in line.
See also: hate, pet

hate somebody's guts

(spoken)
to dislike someone very much I don't think you should hate my guts just because I like to hunt.
See also: gut, hate

hate somebody's guts

  (informal)
to hate someone I hate his guts for treating my sister so badly.
See also: gut, hate

somebody's pet hate

  (British & Australian) also somebody's pet peeve (American)
something that you do not like at all A pet hate of ours is telephone salesmen who phone just as we're sitting down to watch TV. Cleaning the bathroom is my pet peeve.
See also: hate, pet

hate someone's guts

Thoroughly despise someone, as in I hate Peter's guts. The guts here refers to a person's inner essence. [Slang; c. 1900]
See also: gut, hate

hate someone’s guts

tv. to hate someone very much. You’re horrible. I hate your guts!
See also: gut, hate

hate on (someone)

Slang
To ridicule, insult, or act hatefully toward: Stop hating on them—they're my friends.
See also: hate, on
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Religious hate crime nearly trebled last year, there was an 88% increase in disability hate crime, and racially motivated crime remains the most common type in the area.
In total there were 912 hate crimes in the area in 2014-15, an increase of 35% compared to 2013-14 - a leap of nearly twice the national average.
The figures, released by the Home Office today, also show that there has been a 30% increase in hate crime motivated by sexual orientation in Wales over the past 12 months, with the 270 crimes in 2013-14 rising to 351 in 2014-15.
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The national profile of the massacre in Charleston has stirred this action, but as a rule federal hate crime prosecutions are rare.
Across the UK, the number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to the police in January was more than double the previous year, up from 244 in January 2015, up from 116 in January 2014 and 80 in January 2013.
And hate crimes against disabled people trebled from 33 in 2012/13 to 100.
Race hate crime in Northumbria increased by 19% with 582 race hate crimes in 2013/14 compared to 489 in 2012/13.
uk/) Greater Manchester Police force decided to expand its hate crime designation Wednesday as a response to the 2007 murder of Sophie Lancaster, a 20-year-old who was brutally beaten into a coma and later died in an attack motivated by her goth lifestyle.
Turkey has a terrible record [in this respect]," Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a columnist for Today's Zaman, remarked, also adding: "Hate speech and hate crimes are quite widespread, and not punished in Turkey.
On April 23, 1990, Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act, 28 U.
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In studying the subject of hate from an economic perspective, Cameron argues that hatred is open to rational choice analysis.
This undergraduate/ graduate text for courses in departments of criminology, criminal justice, social work, and sociology is designed to make students aware of the many controversies surrounding hate crimes.