love-hate relationship


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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
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It's 1998, and Eva Glenn is a record exec who has a love-hate relationship with her cronies in the music biz.
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This gives a rather different view from an author with a love-hate relationship with Venice.
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