can't stand the sight of (someone or something)

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can't stand the sight of (someone or something)

Cannot tolerate encountering someone or something due to an aversion or a strong sense of disgust or dislike. At this point, he's betrayed me so many times that I can't stand the sight of him. I could never be a doctor or nurse—I just can't stand the sight of blood.
See also: of, sight, stand
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DITCH THE GUILT: "Having kids is like being married - sometimes you can't get enough of them, but on other occasions you can't stand the sight of them.
And he might have the world at his feet, but he can't stand the sight of them either.
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