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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.
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!
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It was a lovely and heart-warming surprise: all new grey plastic tables, lovely new stainless fittings, new suitable wall tiles, new urinal trays and the toilets were a sight for sore eyes