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One whom it is a relief or joy to see, as in Linda, who had not seen him in 15 years, told him he was a sight for sore eyes . This idiom implies an appearance so welcome that it heals ailing eyes. [First half of 1700s]

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axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

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