Definition of a sight to behold in English:

a sight to behold

phrase

  • A person or thing that is particularly impressive or worth seeing.

    ‘Selwyn's garden was a sight to behold’
    • ‘Saturday, October 22nd was a sight to behold as the newly formed Tidy Town Committee set about cleaning the streets of the town.’
    • ‘‘The sheer majesty of this giant planet with her moons is a sight to behold and our telescope can pick this up beautifully,’ he says.’
    • ‘In his heyday Seve was a sight to behold, a swashbuckling cavalier of the links, a man who knew no fear, who thought he could walk on water and often seemed to do so.’
    • ‘And at night the procession of lighted carriages dashing through the otherwise dark and quiet countryside was a sight to behold.’
    • ‘They also had the opportunity of seeing one of the big Cunard Line cruise ships which was berthed in the harbour, a sight to behold and a sign of very different times.’
    • ‘I've seen him full throttle, and that's quite a sight to behold.’
    • ‘The euphoria, excitement, colour, unbridled joy and sheer thrill of having reached the promised land by Armagh was a sight to behold.’
    • ‘This said, he has an impressive range of plants at his nursery at Llwyn-y-Gors, and they are a sight to behold at Christmas, adorned with plump berries.’
    • ‘All in all, Quidam sets new standards in both contemporary circus performance and physical theatre, and is a sight to behold for all ages.’
    • ‘Neat rows of colourful dolls, all resembling little children with neatly combed hair, and dressed in flowing garments, were a sight to behold.’