can't bear to think about (something)

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can't bear to think about (something)

Unable or unwilling to think about or discuss a topic or situation because it is too stressful, overwhelming, or upsetting. I've got two essays due on Monday and an exam on Tuesday—I can't bear to think about it! I can't bear to think about the number of people living in extreme poverty every single day.
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I can't bear to think about being apart from him and I'm worried that it's the first step in us separating permanently.
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But standing on the spot where Marian, 64, fell, Victor fought back tears and said: "I can't bear to think about what happened and I don't like talking about it."