not stand the sight of (someone or something)

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not stand the sight of (someone or something)

To be unable to tolerate, accept, enjoy, or endure someone or something; to severely dislike or be thoroughly repelled by someone or something. I know I couldn't stand the sight of that horrible receptionist every day if I were to work here. 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 meet her. I absolutely cannot stand the sight of shellfish. Just being near it is enough to make me gag!
See also: not, of, sight, stand
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"Please to excuse me, miss," she said with a last horrified look at her venerable visitor; "I really can't stand the sight of such a blot of dirt as that in my nice clean parlor." With those words she disappeared, and was seen no more.
We've both cheated and there are days I can't stand the sight of him.
Without any reason, they keep fighting and can't stand the sight of each other.
span xml:lang="EN-CAMy comment was met with dry laughter.span xml:lang="EN-CA"I can't stand the sight of you helping me cook!" she said.
"You say you've been humbled, you haven't been humbled, you know you can't stand the sight of me.
This has been going on for years, artists have been writing heartbreak songs while happily married and I imagine writing love songs during times they can't stand the sight of their spouse.
Come to think of it, I actually can't stand the sight of him!
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.
I can't stand the sight of him!" Pascal Rogard, director-general of the French Society of Dramatic Authors and Composersa (SACD), admittedly took one of the most hard-line positions during a meeting of film makers in Dijon, France, hosted by the French society of authors, directors and producers (ARP), on 24-25 October.
They can't stand the sight of blood; and again gave, to those who have no vote, the humane advice that the decent way to bring about change is by constitutional means.
Some can't stand the sight of another meal in Instagram format, some can't tolerate another new baby photo and some people have conducted a Stalinist purge on their Friendlist when they couldn't bear seeing another round of updates from people with political bias.
MICK McCARTHY admits some people can't stand the sight of him.
Zoo director Helga Happ said, "We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore."
"We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore," the Daily Mail quoted Zoo boss Helga Happ as telling The Austrian Times.