a sight for sore eyes

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a sight for sore eyes

"a sight for sore eyes"

very pleased or happy to see someone or something;

an expression to tell someone you think they are attractive


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a sight for sore eyes

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was your wilderness adventure?

Friend 2:  Not the greatest.  We ended up tipping the canoe and losing all our supplies.  We were stranded on the riverbank for two days.

Friend 1:  How did you get out?

Friend 2:  Finally, after those two days of being stranded, a rescue team arrived.

Friend 1:  That must have been a sight for sore eyes.

Friend 2:  Yes, we were so very happy to see them.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a sight for sore eyes

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Well, aren't you a sight for sore eyes!

Friend 2:  Thank you. I just bought this new dress and did my makeup extra special.

Friend 1:  Hot date?

Friend 2:  Yes, I'm seeing Jason tonight.

Friend 1:  Well, you look beautiful.

a sight for sore eyes - Usage:


a sight for sore eyes - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a sight for sore eyes.

a sight for sore eyes - Examples:

1)  Simply because, even on MLB.TV, the uniforms are a sight for sore eyes. They won the uniform derby this off season, no doubt.

2)  ... the mighty Cairngorms are a sight for sore eyes in any rambler's book a sight to behold.

3)  Peaceful protest outside parliament is not an 'eye-sore' but a sight for sore eyes to all those still look towards parliament for true democracy.

4)  The screen makes the photography in even the lowest budget of publications a sight for sore eyes and when it is a high quality edition it just leaps out the screen ...

5)  ... then believe me he is a sight for sore eyes. Dave had saved the day.

6)  It really was a sight for sore eyes to see the stadium full and an atmosphere of support for ...

7)   Oh, you're a sight for sore eyes! You look gorgeous!

8)  And pristine plants are a sight for sore eyes whilst leafy plants tend to look scruffy during the depths of winter.

9)  Gibbsy on the bench was a sight for sore eyes and he'll add venom to our attacking play down the left.

10)  ... that some of the posters or banners strewn all over are not a sight for sore eyes, instead, they are an eye-sore?

11)  It is a sight for sore eyes and it provides an escape from everyday life.

12)  The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a sight for sore eyes. It will immediately make you forget about all your troubles.

13)  Jennifer, oh are you a sight for sore eyes. Let me look at you.

14)  Your spouse may be a sight for sore eyes at the end of a long day.

15)  It's a sight for sore eyes you are! What brings you here?

16)  ... and 10 minutes the sweep car came with a mechanic, a sight for sore eyes!

17)  For the BlackBerry faithful, the Classic is a sight for sore eyes

18)  The friendly chirp on the window sill will soon be a sight for sore eyes in Mumbai, as the innocuous sparrow is being wiped out from the urban ...

19)  He described the moment the helicopter found them as “a sight for sore eyes”.

20)  What a sight for sore eyes! It's been some time since investors have witnessed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 trading 4.6% ...