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haters gonna hate
slang There will always be those who criticize anything and everything. The phrase is often used to dismiss such critics while acknowledging that it is no use trying to stop them. I don't enjoy when opposing teams' fans boo me, but, hey, haters gonna hate.
hate (one's) guts
To utterly despise someone; to feel nothing but contempt for someone. I feel like Joe hates my guts after I beat him in the tournament. Politicians don't care a fig about us working-class folk. I really hate their guts.
A source of annoyance for someone. Ugh, my pet hate is people who chew with their mouths open.
hate someone or something like sin
Fig. to hate someone or something a great deal. She won't eat brussels sprouts. She hates 'em like sin. I don't want that man anywhere near me. I hate him like sin.
hate someone's guts
Fig. to hate someone very much. Oh, Bob is terrible. I hate his guts! You may hate my guts for saying so, but I think you're getting gray hair.
(I) hate to eat and run.
Cliché an apology made by someone who must leave a social event soon after eating. Bill: Well, I hate to eat and run, but it's getting late. Sue: Oh, you don't have to leave, do you? Bill: I think I really must. Mary: Oh, my goodness! I hate to eat and run, but I have to catch an early plane tomorrow. Bob: Do you have to go? Mary: Afraid so.
Fig. a relationship of any kind that involves both devotion and hatred. Tommy has a love-hate relationship with his teacher. Mostly, though, it's hate lately.
See also: relationship
Fig. something that is disliked intensely and is a constant or repeated annoyance. My pet hate is being put on hold on the telephone. Another pet hate of mine is having to stand in line.
hate someone's guts
Thoroughly despise someone, as in I hate Peter's guts. The guts here refers to a person's inner essence. [Slang; c. 1900]
hate someone's gutsINFORMAL
COMMON If you hate someone's guts, you dislike them very much indeed. If she knew the real reason, she'd hate my guts. I loved my father very much — I would have hated the guts of anyone trying to take his place.
hate someone's gutsfeel a strong hatred for someone. informal
ˌhate somebody’s ˈguts(informal) dislike somebody very much: Don’t invite that man to the party. I hate his guts.
your, his, etc. pet ˈhate(British English) (American English your, his, etc. pet ˈpeeve) something that you particularly dislike: She didn’t mind people smoking, but her pet hate was people blowing smoke in her face.
hate, be sick of, etc. the ˈsight of somebody/something(informal) hate, etc. somebody/something very much: I’m sick of the sight of him!
hate someone’s guts
tv. to hate someone very much. You’re horrible. I hate your guts!
hate on (someone)Slang
To ridicule, insult, or act hatefully toward: Stop hating on them—they're my friends.