be a sight for sore eyes

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be a sight for sore eyes

To be someone or something that one is excited or overjoyed to see, often after a long absence or separation. Charlie, I can't believe you're back in town! Get over here, you're a sight for sore eyes! I'm so tired after being on tour. My bed is a sight for sore eyes.
See also: eye, sight, sore

be a ˌsight for sore ˈeyes

(spoken) be a person or thing that you are happy to see; be welcome or much needed: Ah! You’re a sight for sore eyes!
See also: eye, sight, sore
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AM Pal plays great supporting role as tiredness kicks in AM Chloe can't bear to look as snappers get a flash Denise shows Carol she is a glass act PM PM New girls Sally and Carol look giggly Young Chloe is a sight for sore eyes PM AM Party girl Denise gets close to a young reveller at bar Telly star Richard's tweet proves day out was an epic
But when prissy and pompous Victor Melling (Michael Caine) puts Hart through beauty camp, the transformation is a sight for sore eyes and something of an eye-opener for fellow agent Matthews (Benjamin Bratt).
Denise shows Carol she is a glass act PM PM New girls Sally and Carol look giggly Young Chloe is a sight for sore eyes PM AM Party girl Denise gets close to a young reveller at bar AM Pal plays great supporting role as tiredness kicks in AM Chloe can't bear to look as snappers get a flash Telly star Richard's tweet proves day out was an epic