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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The time I hit Nikki Brown in the face with the bat during a rounders match - entirely due to incompetence and nothing at all to do with the fact I couldn't stand the sight of her, but that didn't get me out of detention that lunch time.
When the mother gives Rapunzel away because she can't stand the sight of her, her father is heartbroken, but he honors the pact.
One thing they could do to pep things up is to promote the feisty Ann Widdicombe into the Shadow Cabinet, even if Michael Howard cannot stand the sight of her.
Undeterred at being given the brush-off by eligible journalist Steve (The Hangover's Bradley Cooper) she elects to follow him around the US on his reporting assignments, no matter that he - and eventually the cinema audience - can't stand the sight of her.
There's no disputing Philip is a cantankerous, mean-spirited bully who drove a wedge between his son and his wife because he couldn't stand the sight of her.
Fellow players can't stand the sight of her and the sport's hierarchy reckons she puts too much focus on fashion rather than tennis.
Granted, her father-in-law can't stand the sight of her - but then he is the Duke of Edinburgh - and with his track record, that hardly makes her a bad person.
When you bump into an MW at a social function and watch her sparkling and shimmering about the room, it's difficult not to come to the conclusion that, despite appearances to the contrary, she couldn't stand the sight of her hubby and was as pleased as p unch when he popped his clogs.
A YOU are making a very clear statement about your mother-in-law - you cannot stand the sight of her.
A MONSTER who killed a greatgrandmother trashed all her belongings because he couldn't stand the sight of her happy home, her daughter believes.
Wayne's aware of the Mirror story but to be honest he cannot stand the sight of her.
Pauline can't stand the sight of her own or anybody else's feet.
She added: "I do love her deep down, but I can't stand the sight of her.