stand the sight of (someone or something)

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stand the sight of (someone or something)

To tolerate, accept, or endure someone or something. (Most often used in a negative formation.) I don't know how you stand the sight of that horrible receptionist every day. He's just so mean and unpleasant! I can't stand the sight of my mother-in-law, but there are a few occasions each year where I can't avoid having to spend time with her. I absolutely cannot stand the sight of shellfish. Just being near it is enough to make me gag!
See also: of, sight, stand
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Now we have to go abroad on holiday with our kids and I can't stand the sight of her. How can we do this?
When the mother gives Rapunzel away because she can't stand the sight of her, her father is heartbroken, but he honors the pact.
There's no disputing Philip is a cantankerous, mean-spirited bully who drove a wedge between his son and his wife because he couldn't stand the sight of her.
Fellow players can't stand the sight of her and the sport's hierarchy reckons she puts too much focus on fashion rather than tennis.
Granted, her father-in-law can't stand the sight of her - but then he is the Duke of Edinburgh - and with his track record, that hardly makes her a bad person.
When you bump into an MW at a social function and watch her sparkling and shimmering about the room, it's difficult not to come to the conclusion that, despite appearances to the contrary, she couldn't stand the sight of her hubby and was as pleased as p unch when he popped his clogs.
A MONSTER who killed a greatgrandmother trashed all her belongings because he couldn't stand the sight of her happy home, her daughter believes.
One thing they could do to pep things up is to promote the feisty Ann Widdicombe into the Shadow Cabinet, even if Michael Howard cannot stand the sight of her. She knows more about battle axe politics than the rest of them put together.
"Wayne's aware of the Mirror story but to be honest he cannot stand the sight of her. They're on speaking terms for the sake of their son but if it weren't for him he really would rather not see her again.
Undeterred at being given the brush-off by eligible journalist Steve (The Hangover's Bradley Cooper) she elects to follow him around the US on his reporting assignments, no matter that he - and eventually the cinema audience - can't stand the sight of her.
She added: "I do love her deep down, but I can't stand the sight of her."
Not the ones who couldn't stand the sight of her from Day One.