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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.
See also: gonna, hate

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

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

hate the sight of (someone or something)

To be unable to 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 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

be sick of the sight of (someone or something)

To be unable to 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'm sick of the sight of him.
See also: of, sick, sight

hate on (someone or something)

slang To criticize someone or something. Ugh, my parents are always hating on my boyfriend. Quit hating on my outfit—I think it's cute!
See also: hate, on


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.

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

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

hate someone's guts

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

hate someone's guts

feel a strong hatred for someone. informal
See also: gut, hate

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!

hate someone’s guts

tv. to hate someone very much. You’re horrible. I hate your guts!
See also: gut, hate

hate on (someone)

To ridicule, insult, or act hatefully toward: Stop hating on them—they're my friends.
See also: hate, on
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That's the critical subject of my new book Hug Your Haters.
Because the offstage haters expect a reply at a 90 percent level, you really have to [answer them].
He probably had haters of his own he was trying to defeat.
A They did this for Hater, and if you were there, you know that there was a bit of a sneak-preview performative element to the evening.
In the first four stages, haters vocalize their beliefs.
For example, when a coworker becomes a hate target for reasons other than race, sex, or national origin, the hater immediately seeks out others in the office who dislike, or can be persuaded to dislike, the hated coworker (Stage 1).
Hanging should be brought back for animal haters, child abusers, paedophiles and murderers.
First published in 1956, Cop Hater is the first of his legendary 87th Precinct series, which ran until his death earlier this year.
If you were a hater before, these half hours could turn you.
This time out Holly has lost Steve, who has married a dog hater who isn't fond of humans either.
I should disclose that in the fall issue of Dissent, Alfred Kazin called me "a Jew hater.
This is because there are times when the real issue is not in the object of hatred, but in the hater himself," I added.
Washington, June 20 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed that haters spend a lot of time at fewer activities than their non-hater counterparts.
This one is a sort of dual purpose rag--it's got some elements of your typical 'zinc, but it also serves as a catalogue for Blader Hater skateboards, straight out of San Diego, CA, and Sam Hitz' garage.
We were unable to get an audience with said new pope and Harry Potter hater, the Widow Ratzinger.