stand the sight of (someone or something)

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stand the sight of (someone or something)

To tolerate, accept, or endure someone or something. (Most often used in a negative formation.) I don't know how you stand the sight of that horrible receptionist every day. He's just so mean and unpleasant! I can't stand the sight of my mother-in-law, but there are a few occasions each year where I can't avoid having to spend time with her. I absolutely cannot stand the sight of shellfish. Just being near it is enough to make me gag!
See also: of, sight, stand
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They want to concentrate on 'individual projects' - boyband-speak for can't stand the sight of each other.
Come to think of it, I actually can't stand the sight of him
With a mob debt and a pregnant girlfriend who can't stand the sight of him, David is about to find that sometimes the best fathers are the men who seem the least fit for parenting.
A MONSTER who killed a greatgrandmother trashed all her belongings because he couldn't stand the sight of her happy home, her daughter believes.
It is a good idea to avoid going out in the city during that time if you cannot stand the sight of blood.
To you also who can't stand the sight of your Smartphone anymore,
MICK McCARTHY admits some people can't stand the sight of him.
We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore," Helga Happ, director of the Klagenfurt-based zoo, told Austrian times.
Zoo director Helga Happ said, "We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore.
We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore," the Daily Mail quoted Zoo boss Helga Happ as telling The Austrian Times.
While I can't stand the sight of his chops and I can't stand some of the clobber he wears, I don't let it get personal.
Sinead can't stand the sight of this - so throws herself at the nearest guy to her.
I genuinely cannot stand the sight of Nathan Cleverly.
There's also a man who can't stand the sight of himself - literally.
BEFORE the Iraq war I supported Labour but couldn''t stand the sight of a Tony Blair getting into bed with America.