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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"Wayne's aware of the Mirror story but to be honest he cannot stand the sight of her. They're on speaking terms for the sake of their son but if it weren't for him he really would rather not see her again.
A YOU are making a very clear statement about your mother-in-law - you cannot stand the sight of her. However, you were originally attracted to your wife as a woman who for genetic reasons was likely one day to look like her mother.
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