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English definition of “not be a pretty sight”

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not be a pretty sight

humorous
to be ugly or unpleasant to look at: I can tell you, first thing in the morning he's not a pretty sight.
Translations of “not be a pretty sight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不順眼, 有礙觀瞻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不顺眼, 有碍观瞻…
(Definition of not be a pretty sight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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