Is not a pretty sight - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be (not) a pretty sight
To be visually pleasing or attractive. This phrase is often used in the negative to convey ugliness or disorder. All the Christmas lights on our street are a pretty sight! After that accident, my car was not a pretty sight—the bumper was practically hanging off!
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People dressed in black and white masks surround the girls and it is not a pretty sight
When religion controls government, it is not a pretty sight
," Harbour said.
Nixon unvarnished is not a pretty sight
, so it's not surprising that the late president's daughters are said to be upset with the book, and with Crowley.