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a thin line between love and hate

A very narrow division between feelings of love and feelings of hate. A: "How could I possibly have a crush on Brian? He's such a jerk! I can't stand him." B: "Yeah, but there's a thin line between love and hate."
See also: and, between, hate, line, love, thin

be sick of the sight of (someone or something)

To have a strong aversion or sense of disgust or dislike when encountering someone or something. At this point, he's betrayed me so many times that I'm sick of the sight of him.
See also: of, sick, sight

grow to (do something)

To slowly begin to do something or feel a certain way over time. Ian annoyed me at first, but I really grew to like him as we spent more time together. Every young adult grows to want more freedom from their family—that's just how it is. Grandma grew to hate the cold and eventually moved to Florida.
See also: grow

hate (one's) guts

To utterly despise one; to feel nothing but hatred for one. I know for a fact that Stacy hates my guts. She told me to drop dead last time I saw her. He doesn't hate your guts, Paul. He's just mad that you lied to him.
See also: gut, hate

hate (someone or something) like sin

To hate someone or something very aggressively, intensely, or enthusiastically. I know you're suppose to forgive and forget, but I can't help it—I just hate him like sin for what he's done to me. Good luck getting Scotty out of bed this early—he hates mornings like sin.
See also: hate, like, sin

hate begets hate

proverb If you treat someone with anger, malice, or hatred, it will typically cause them to behave in a similar way to yourself or to others. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and treat people as kindly as possible, even if they've wronged me in the past. Hate only ever begets hate, after all. It just feels like people only want to attack and tear down anyone with an opposing opinion these days. But hate begets hate, and all we seem to be getting is an ever-rising sea of ill will between each other.
See also: beget, hate

hate breeds hate

proverb If you treat someone with anger, malice, or hatred, it will typically cause them to behave in a similar way to yourself or to others. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and treat people as kindly as possible, even if they've wronged me in the past. Hate only ever breeds hate, after all. It just feels like people only want to attack and tear down anyone with an opposing opinion these days. But hate breeds hate, and all we seem to be getting is an ever-rising sea of ill will between each other.
See also: breed, hate

hate on (someone or something)

slang To criticize or dislike someone or something, especially for petty, vindictive, or ill-informed reasons. Ugh, my parents are always hating on my boyfriend. Quit hating on my outfit—I think it's cute!
See also: hate, on

hate the sight of (someone or something)

To have a strong aversion or sense of disgust or dislike when encountering someone or something. At this point, he's betrayed me so many times that I hate the sight of him. I could never be a doctor or nurse—I just hate the sight of blood.
See also: hate, of, sight

haters gonna hate

slang There will always be those who seek to criticize and undermine things, whether justified or not. 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. Oh well, haters gonna hate. Don't that dampen your excitement!
See also: gonna, hate

hate-watch

To watch a show, film, or other program that one strongly dislikes for the purpose of being able to criticize it or derive enjoyment from such disdain. No, I don't actually like "The Bachelor," I just hate-watch it.

I hate to break it to you

Used to introduce some information that one is about to reveal that the other person will find upsetting, unpleasant, or undesirable. A: "We'll need a strong third quarter to weather this downturn." B: "Well, I hate to break it to you, but sales are coming to a screeching halt." Look, I hate to break it to you, but Molly doesn't want anything to do with you anymore.
See also: break, hate

I hate to eat and run

Said apologetically by someone who has to leave a gathering very soon after eating. I hate to eat and run, but I have to catch the next train back to the city.
See also: and, eat, hate, run

love-hate relationship

A relationship or connection with someone or something that is characterized by both very positive and very negative feelings. I've got a bit of a love-hate relationship with this car—I absolutely adore the way it looks and handles on the road, but it has given me nothing but grief with how many times it has broken down. Tom and I have something of a love-hate relationship. When we get along, we're the best pals in the world, but other times we just drive each other crazy.
See also: relationship

pet hate

A source of annoyance for one; a pet peeve. Ugh, my pet hate is people who chew with their mouths open.
See also: hate, pet
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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.
See also: hate, 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.
See also: gut, hate

(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.
See also: and, eat, hate, run

love-hate relationship

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

pet hate

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.
See also: hate, pet
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: gut, hate
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hate someone's guts

INFORMAL
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.
See also: gut, hate
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

hate someone's guts

feel a strong hatred for someone. informal
See also: gut, hate
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ˌhate somebody’s ˈguts

(informal) dislike somebody very much: Don’t invite that man to the party. I hate his guts.
See also: gut, hate

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.
See also: hate, pet

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!
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hate someone’s guts

tv. to hate someone very much. You’re horrible. I hate your guts!
See also: gut, hate
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

hate on (someone)

Slang
To ridicule, insult, or act hatefully toward: Stop hating on them—they're my friends.
See also: hate, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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This he did not possess for long, for two things made him hated and despised; the one, his having kept sheep in Thrace, which brought him into contempt (it being well known to all, and considered a great indignity by every one), and the other, his having at the accession to his dominions deferred going to Rome and taking possession of the imperial seat; he had also gained a reputation for the utmost ferocity by having, through his prefects in Rome and elsewhere in the empire, practised many cruelties, so that the whole world was moved to anger at the meanness of his birth and to fear at his barbarity.
Liverpool have been revealed as one of the most hated teams in the Premier League - according to a new survey.
I still hated my mother, so strongly that I felt frightened by the depth of this feeling, I also hated being a woman.
We ought to note that Luke adds one category more than Matthew to those who are to be hated or left behind: the "wife." It is curious that this is the only category without a male parallel; Jesus doesn't suggest that wives walk out on their husbands.
(3) In the same way, irrational hate elevates the hater above the hated. (4) Many insecure people feel a sense of self-worth by relegating a person or group of people to a lower status.
All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching." Goldstein "was hated and despised by everybody" and condemned "every day ...
Even after September 11, America appears to be more admired, envied, resented, and hated than ever.
She is just different enough from ordinary mortals to be feared and hated by them.
"I was very angry because there was a long list of people I hated with cause.
But these advocates' implicit neat division between "oppressors" and blameless "victims" is simplistic, Sullivan says, and "can generate its own form of bias" against particular groups, such as "white straight males." This approach, like hate, "hammers the uniqueness of each individual into the anvil of group identity." It also ignores the fact that "hate criminals may often be members of hated groups." According to FBI statistics, for instance, blacks in the 1990s were three times as likely as whites to commit "hate crimes." And, writes Sullian, "It's no secret...that some of the most vicious anti-Semites in America are black, and that some of the most virulent anti-Catholic bigots in America are gay."
"Same-sexers," he maintains, "would think little or nothing at all about their preference if society ignored it." If we were not hated, in other words, we would have no group identity.
It is therefore important that counselors and other helpers learn to hate objectively because it is only through being hated objectively that clients can learn to trust and accept their own feelings of hate and love.
Then in 1999 a friend challenged him to return home and stay with the family member that he hated the most.
Furthermore, the events of September 11, 2001, require the law enforcement community to render special attention to these crimes because the hated community was the entire United States and its way of life.