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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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.
Defence QC Jim Gallagher said: "What we say is that irrespective of whether you love or hate him, or have sympathy for him, or cannot stand the sight of him the real issue is his mental state at the time.
MICK McCARTHY admits some people can't stand the sight of him.
We cannot complain about Bercow's election as Speaker (even though plenty of people do), although he was voted in almost entirely by Labour MPs simply to annoy the Tories, his own party, who cannot stand the sight of him.
But Kylie, whose single Love At First Sight is still high in the charts, looked as though she couldn't stand the sight of him.
Self-styled geezer Bubble was devastated when he heard some people can't stand the sight of him.
Or maybe she can't stand the sight of him and certainly doesn't want him hanging around.
Matthew and I are great mates but I won't be able to stand the sight of him for the next two days.
X FACTOR runner-up Chris Maloney may get "star treatment" on tour - because the other finalists can't stand the sight of him.
There's been no staged public kiss of forgiveness; no happy family magazine picture spreads of her staring lovingly into his eyes because, I suspect, Elin can't stand the sight of him.
I can't stand the sight of him and after the court case most people felt the same.
Naturally you can't stand the sight of him but, although it's hard, you have to keep your feelings out of it for the sake of your kids.
Dad could probably tolerate being in the same room as mum for a few hours but mum's so bitter she can't stand the sight of him.
It is like that with Craig - most fans hate him, they can't stand the sight of him.
The result is three categories of revenge - When You Want Him Dead, When You Merely Loathe Him and When Enough Time Has Passed And You Can Actually Stand the Sight of Him.