you, he, etc. can't stand somebody/something

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can't stand (someone or something)

Cannot tolerate someone or something due to an aversion or a strong sense of disgust or dislike. Ugh, I can't stand obnoxious guys who always have to dominate the conversation. I could never be a doctor or nurse—I just can't stand the sight of blood. Now I'm just waiting to hear if I got into my first-choice school, and the uncertainty is killing me. I can't stand it!
See also: stand

you, he, etc. can’t ˈstand somebody/something


you, he, etc. can’t ˈstand the sight/sound of somebody/something

(informal) you, he, etc. dislikes or hates somebody/something or seeing/hearing somebody/something: If you can’t stand the sight of blood, you won’t make a very good nurse!I can’t stand the sight of her. OPPOSITE: think the world of somebody/something
References in classic literature ?
I'd let her scold me all day long, for she understands; but she can't stand up for me against aunt Mirandy; she's about as afraid of her as I am.
Nay, nay, Huntingdon,' said he, 'you're too hard upon her; she must have food and sleep, and a mouthful of fresh air now and then, or she can't stand it, I tell you.
Ashley has been toilet-trained since she was a very small child but she needs help to go to the toilet as she can't stand or change herself.
Summary: 'Game of Thrones' star says she can't stand reading negative things about herself
Now, Katie will call Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) as she vents about her anger and the fact that she can't stand Quinn always getting away with the things she does.
She says she can't stand being fussed over by an impotent man.
She can't stand the hoopla that now surrounds her best friend, Helene.
I can't say that it helped Julie much as she doesn't mind watching rugby per se, but she can't stand me jumping about on the sofa and shouting at the referee.
She previously said she quit because she can't stand living with her rowdy co-stars any more - likening the experience to "living with a bunch of t**ts".
Even after we've had a good day, she'll report to our siblings that I aggravate her and she can't stand being around me.
This is the time when she realizes she can't stand by and do nothing.
She told The Sowetan that she is doing alright and her son, Tseko added that though she can move around on her own, she can't stand for too long as it makes her dizzy, News24 reported.
Shona says another reason is that she can't stand the looks from other passengers when her kids kick off.
At the pool she can't stand the dutiful African servants.
FORMER Friends star Jennifer Aniston says she can't stand celebrities who moan about their success.