a sight for sore eyes


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a sight for sore eyes

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.
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sight for sore eyes

Fig. a welcome sight. Oh, am I glad to see you here! You're a sight for sore eyes. I'm sure hungry. This meal is a sight for sore eyes.
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a sight for sore eyes

If someone or something is a sight for sore eyes, they are very attractive to look at. The sunset over the Strait of Malacca is a sight for sore eyes. You're a sight for sore eyes in your white dress, Milly!
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a sight for sore eyes

a person or thing that is very attractive or that you are extremely pleased or relieved to see. informal
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sight for sore eyes

Informal
One whom it is a relief or joy to see.
See also: eye, sight, sore
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IT is always a sight for sore eyes when the summer sun finally breaks through the cloud.
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But when prissy and pompous Victor Melling (Michael Caine) puts Hart through beauty camp, the transformation is a sight for sore eyes and something of an eye-opener for fellow agent Matthews (Benjamin Bratt).
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The reason we care: A gay housekeeper (MacIvor) tracks down his ex-lovers to see if he can rediscover the scent of love; a cake decorator (Mary-Louise Parker) gets in touch with her sense of taste with the help of a honky Italian guy (Leonardi); a sight for sore eyes, an introverted teenager is coaxed into cross-dressing by a vayeuristic friend.
And they turned out to be, not surprisingly, a sight for sore eyes.
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What a sight for sore eyes it must be for Ellen Dinsenbacher's players to watch their coach participate in drills - as is the norm - during Saugus High girls' soccer practices.
Michael Owen may still be three weeks away from his comeback but here's a sight for sore eyes for all Toon fans ( the England ace back in a Newcastle United shirt, (writes Lee Ryder).