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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 (one's) guts

To utterly despise someone; to feel nothing but contempt for someone. I feel like Joe hates my guts after I beat him in the tournament. Politicians don't care a fig about us working-class folk. I really hate their guts.
See also: gut, hate

pet hate

A source of annoyance for someone. Ugh, my pet hate is people who chew with their mouths open.
See also: hate, pet

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 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

INFORMAL
COMMON If you hate someone's guts, you dislike them very much indeed. If she knew the real reason, she'd hate my guts. I loved my father very much — I would have hated the guts of anyone trying to take his place.
See also: gut, hate

hate someone's guts

feel a strong hatred for someone. informal
See also: gut, hate

ˌhate somebody’s ˈguts

(informal) dislike somebody very much: Don’t invite that man to the party. I hate his guts.
See also: gut, hate

your, his, etc. pet ˈhate

(British English) (American English your, his, etc. pet ˈpeeve) something that you particularly dislike: She didn’t mind people smoking, but her pet hate was people blowing smoke in her face.
See also: hate, pet

hate, be sick of, etc. the ˈsight of somebody/something

(informal) hate, etc. somebody/something very much: I’m sick of the sight of him!

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
References in classic literature ?
He had no desire to follow this strange white man who was afraid at night; he had less to remain at the tender mercies of the Big Bwana's lusty warriors, between whom and his people there was long-standing blood feud; and he was more than delighted, into the bargain, for a legitimate excuse for deserting his much hated Swede master.
Doubtless she hated and loathed him as he hated and loathed himself when he let his mind dwell upon it.
I hated them from the first, and shut myself away from everyone in timid, wounded and disproportionate pride.
But concerning his subjects, when affairs outside are disturbed he has only to fear that they will conspire secretly, from which a prince can easily secure himself by avoiding being hated and despised, and by keeping the people satisfied with him, which it is most necessary for him to accomplish, as I said above at length.
And further, I consider that a prince ought to cherish the nobles, but not so as to make himself hated by the people.
He hated to have quarrelled with him, and now that he saw he had given him pain he was very sorry.
They were the hated Gringos and they were all unfair.
Before his eyes the hated faces swayed back and forth in the giddiness of nausea.
Well, it was only now and then you hated me, Leslie.
Of all the creatures of the wild, there was none Tublat so cordially hated as he did this hideous, hairless, white-skinned, caricature of an ape.
For this reason, principally, the two gentlemen concurred, as we have seen above, in their opinion concerning the two lads; this being, indeed, almost the only instance of their concurring on any point; for, beside the difference of their principles, they had both long ago strongly suspected each other's design, and hated one another with no little degree of inveteracy.
Less difficult it was to guess whom he hated than whom he did not hate.
And what have I hated more than passing clouds, and whatever tainteth thee?
I am not a spiteful man, I have never hated anyone, but I hate her with my whole soul, and I cannot even forgive her, because I hate her too much for all the wrong she has done me
All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things