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 in times like these that the love-hate relationship that Arkansas, and all of America, has with Wal-Mart shifts a bit toward love.
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