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English definition of “a sight for sore eyes”

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a sight for sore eyes

informal
a way of saying that you are very pleased to see someone or that you think someone is very attractive: You're a sight for sore eyes!
Translations of “a sight for sore eyes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂於看到的人, 極有吸引力的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐于看到的人, 极有吸引力的人…
(Definition of a sight for sore eyes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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