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love-hate relationship

A relationship or connection with someone or something that is characterized by both very positive and very negative feelings. I've got a bit of a love-hate relationship with this car—I absolutely adore the way it looks and handles on the road, but it has given me nothing but grief with how many times it has broken down. Tom and I have something of a love-hate relationship. When we get along, we're the best pals in the world, but other times we just drive each other crazy.
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love-hate relationship

Fig. a relationship of any kind that involves both devotion and hatred. Tommy has a love-hate relationship with his teacher. Mostly, though, it's hate lately.
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With its jacket cover photo of a bustling O'Connell Street, kelly green disks emblazoned with a girdle of silver Celtic knots, and an astounding cast of world-class Irish performers, this audiobook was designed to deliver the Dublin with which James Joyce had such a love-hate relationship right to your door and disk player.
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The plot follows Alice from her childhood through her early 30s, when a not-too-surprising family secret is finally revealed; and deftly weaves in the love-hate relationships, Oedipal complexes, and sibling rivalry occurring in the family members, who all bear psychological wounds.
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