Meaning of “a sight for sore eyes” in the English Dictionary

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"a sight for sore eyes" in British English

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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!

(Definition of “a sight for sore eyes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a sight for sore eyes" in American English

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a sight for sore eyes

someone or something that you are happy to see:

After twenty hours of driving, my family was a sight for sore eyes.

(Definition of “a sight for sore eyes” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)