sight for sore eyes
phrasal one whose appearance or arrival is an occasion for joy or relief

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sight for sore eyes — Someone or something that is a sight for sore eyes is a pleasure to see …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sight for sore eyes — {n. phr.}, {informal} A welcome sight. * /After our long, dusty hike, the pond was a sight for sore eyes./ * / Jack! You re a sight for sore eyes! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sight for sore eyes — {n. phr.}, {informal} A welcome sight. * /After our long, dusty hike, the pond was a sight for sore eyes./ * / Jack! You re a sight for sore eyes! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sight\ for\ sore\ eyes — n. phr. informal A welcome sight. After our long, dusty hike, the pond was a sight for sore eyes. Jack! You re a sight for sore eyes! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sight for sore eyes —    Someone or something that is a sight for sore eyes is a pleasure to see.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression refers to a person or thing that you are happy to see.     Sam! You re a sight for sore eyes! I haven t seen you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sight for sore eyes — phrasal : one whose appearance or arrival is an occasion for joy or relief : a gladdening or heartening sight * * * sight for sore eyes A most welcome sight • • • Main Entry: ↑sight …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight for sore eyes — noun A pleasing sight, something that is beautiful to look at. When the fog lifted, the view of the glacier was a sight for sore eyes. Ant: eyesore …   Wiktionary

  • sight for sore eyes — See a sight for sore eyes …   English idioms

  • Sight for sore eyes — welcome sight; agreeable surprise …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • sight for sore eyes — Australian Slang welcome sight; agreeable surprise …   English dialects glossary

  • sight for sore eyes — something pleasurable to behold, refreshing sight …   English contemporary dictionary

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