not stand the sight of something

not stand the sight of something
not stand the sight of (someone/something) to strongly dislike someone or something.

Most people can't stand the sight of blood.

Right now, I can't stand the sight of you.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not bear the sight of someone or something:

Ever since he insulted me, I can't bear the sight of him.


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  • not stand the sight of — (someone/something) to strongly dislike someone or something. Most people can t stand the sight of blood. Right now, I can t stand the sight of you. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not bear the sight of someone or something: Ever since he …   New idioms dictionary

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