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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 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.
See also: gut, hate

pet hate

A source of annoyance for someone. Ugh, my pet hate is people who chew with their mouths open.
See also: hate, pet

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

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

hate someone’s guts

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

hate on (someone)

Slang
To ridicule, insult, or act hatefully toward: Stop hating on them—they're my friends.
See also: hate, on
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I understood that if I shut my heart to just one person, I am in great peril, because that's the first step to hating again.
Jesus is traveling to Jerusalem with a large crowd on his heels, and he turns to them and says, "If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple" (Luke 14:26).
Scholars admit the more authentic idiom in the Middle East would be the one about hating your family.
We cannot rest content loving good but hating evil without seriously thinking about our own psyches and the causes of our own resentment.
Then, and only then, is it possible to hate the sins without also hating the sinners.
Shortly before she retired, Madam Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dube dismissed the argument that you can love homosexuals while hating homosexual behaviour.
Haters cannot stop hating without exposing their personal insecurities.
There is no such thing as the world hating the United States.
The exuberant illustration (shown in inset) provided by graffiti artist Keith Hating has been a symbol of openness, joy, and pride ever since.
And instead of hating the people you think are warmongers, hate the appetite and disorder in your own soul, which are also causes of war.
The Church's theology of hating the sin but loving the sinner was dismissed as unreal.
The second rationale for hating gays--insufficient manliness--is much more applicable to some of us than is the category of Other.