be a sight for sore eyes

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be a sight for sore eyes

To be someone or something that one is excited or overjoyed to see, often after a long absence or separation. Charlie, I can't believe you're back in town! Get over here, you're a sight for sore eyes! I'm so tired after being on tour. My bed is a sight for sore eyes.
See also: eye, sight, sore

be a ˌsight for sore ˈeyes

(spoken) be a person or thing that you are happy to see; be welcome or much needed: Ah! You’re a sight for sore eyes!
See also: eye, sight, sore