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A person or thing that one is extremely pleased or relieved to see:‘the mighty Cairngorms are a sight for sore eyes in any rambler's book’
- ‘It was a sight for sore eyes, and ears, and rounded off a great day.’
- ‘She is completely unselfconscious, and a natural for television, and enjoys herself so thoroughly as to be a sight for sore eyes and jaded viewers.’
- ‘Landlady Kathy Short said it was a sight for sore eyes for the 200 people who had gathered for the all-singing, all-dancing show.’
- ‘The return of Mark Bower to Bootham Crescent in midweek to plug a leaking York City defence was a sight for sore eyes.’
- ‘The mass physical display at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday, held under the auspices of the Vivekananda Education Society, was a sight for sore eyes.’
- ‘They're a sight for sore eyes after the first stop on the tour.’
- ‘I was a sight for sore eyes, a long-haired liberal.’
- ‘They were almost a sight for sore eyes, they looked so cool.’
- ‘After a couple of months of reviewing some alarmingly devil-may-care shopping baskets, Anita's organic yoghurt is a sight for sore eyes.’
- ‘She recalled how on seeing her a huge cheer went up and an American GI yelled: ‘Lady, you are a sight for sore eyes.’’
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