One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a relationship) characterized by ambivalent feelings of love and hate felt by one or each of two or more parties.
- ‘Jackie and her crew have a love-hate relationship with the park.’
- ‘The maestro has a love-hate relationship with the city.’
- ‘I've had a love-hate relationship with the place since I was 5, and always feel a little bit excited when I arrive.’
- ‘So it shows you the wildlife and cattle actually do have a love-hate relationship, but they complement each other.’
- ‘It is civil society that has a love-hate relationship with the media.’
- ‘It had been a love-hate relationship, she admits.’
- ‘The love-hate relationships among the four major parties are completely driven by the independence-unification issue.’
- ‘They seem to share a love-hate relationship, with hate being the major component.’
- ‘See, I may come across as secure and confident or whatever, but in reality, I have a love-hate relationships with my sexuality.’
- ‘The Army has always had a love-hate relationship with elites.’
- ‘I think we have a love-hate relationship with summer.’
- ‘Eric seems to have a love-hate relationship with the fast food industry.’
- ‘Political parties and opinion and exit pollsters have a love-hate relationship with each other.’
- ‘The ironic love-hate relationship between mother-daughter reveals itself in a most depressing way.’
- ‘On arriving at Victoria, I was able to spring free from the hustle and bustle, realising that many passengers had a love-hate relationship with the service.’
- ‘But it captures the love-hate relationship people have with the press.’
- ‘I have a love-hate relationship with this thing.’
- ‘Despite their fractious love-hate relationship, they were a cracking team.’
- ‘But, as is often the case with such things, a love-hate relationship formed.’
- ‘Suddenly I realise why I have a love-hate relationship with felines.’
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