a sight for sore eyes

a sight for sore eyes
разг.
(a sight for sore eyes (или for the gods))
приятное зрелище, сердцу отрада (особ. о желанном госте) [выражение a sight for sore eyes создано Дж. Свифтом; см. цитату]

Lady Smart (to Lord Sparkish): "My Lord Methinks the Sight of you Is good for sore Eyes..." (J. Swift, ‘Polite Conversation’, ‘Dialogue I’) — Леди Смарт (лорду Спаркишу): "Милорд, ваш приход - бальзам для души..."

Carol kissed her cheek, and frisked into the lugubrious sitting-room. ‘Well, well, you're a eight for sore eyes!’ chuckled Mr. Dawson... (S. Lewts, ‘Main Street’, ch. XI) — Кэрол чмокнула миссис Доусон в щеку и впорхнула в мрачную гостиную. - Как я рад вас видеть, - приветствовал ее мистер Доусон...

I don't say nothing against Miss Stuart, but for looks, well, it's a sight for sore eyes to see you, Miss. (R. Aldington, ‘The Colonel's Daughter’, part II, ch. 2) — Я ничего не скажу о мисс Стюарт, но если говорить о красоте, так вот смотреть на вас - душа радуется.

When he got home and dipped his hands into a bowl of water, the water turned pink. Next morning his face was no sight for sore eyes. (A. Sillitoe, ‘Key to the Door’, ch. 18) — Когда Брайан пришел домой и опустил руки в таз с водой, вода стала розовой от крови. На следующее утро на его физиономию было не очень приятно смотреть.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • sight for sore eyes — Someone or something that is a sight for sore eyes is a pleasure to see …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sight for sore eyes — {n. phr.}, {informal} A welcome sight. * /After our long, dusty hike, the pond was a sight for sore eyes./ * / Jack! You re a sight for sore eyes! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sight for sore eyes — {n. phr.}, {informal} A welcome sight. * /After our long, dusty hike, the pond was a sight for sore eyes./ * / Jack! You re a sight for sore eyes! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sight\ for\ sore\ eyes — n. phr. informal A welcome sight. After our long, dusty hike, the pond was a sight for sore eyes. Jack! You re a sight for sore eyes! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sight for sore eyes —    Someone or something that is a sight for sore eyes is a pleasure to see.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression refers to a person or thing that you are happy to see.     Sam! You re a sight for sore eyes! I haven t seen you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sight for sore eyes — phrasal : one whose appearance or arrival is an occasion for joy or relief : a gladdening or heartening sight * * * sight for sore eyes A most welcome sight • • • Main Entry: ↑sight …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight for sore eyes — noun A pleasing sight, something that is beautiful to look at. When the fog lifted, the view of the glacier was a sight for sore eyes. Ant: eyesore …   Wiktionary

  • sight for sore eyes — See a sight for sore eyes …   English idioms

  • a sight for sore eyes — informal a person or thing that one is extremely pleased or relieved to see * * * a sight for sore eyes see ↑sight, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑eye a sight for sore eyes : a person or thing that you are very glad to see After being away from home for so …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Sight for Sore Eyes — infobox Book | name = A Sight for Sore Eyes title orig = translator = image caption = 1st edition hardcover author = Ruth Rendell cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Crime / Mystery novel publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • a sight for sore eyes — ► a sight for sore eyes informal a person or thing that one is extremely pleased or relieved to see. Main Entry: ↑sight …   English terms dictionary


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