not be a pretty sight


not be a pretty sight
(not) be a pretty sight humorous to not be pleasant to look at.

First thing in the morning, he's not a pretty sight.


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  • not a pretty sight — often humorous phrase used for saying that something is very unpleasant to look at This kind of injury is really not a pretty sight. Thesaurus: ugly or not attractivesynonym Main entry: pretty * * * informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • not a pretty sight — noun a) Something visually unappealing, ranging from mildly unattractive to utterly disgusting in appearance. The navvy was certainly not a pretty sight. His muscular arms and legs were all a sprawl and his head hung back at a strange angle to… …   Wiktionary

  • not a pretty sight — 1. unpleasant to look at. A state trooper guarding the crash site said, “It s not a pretty sight out there.” 2. very bad or unpleasant. The first reviews of the new on line magazine are in, and it s not a pretty sight …   New idioms dictionary

  • not a pretty sight — often humorous used for saying that something is very unpleasant to look at This kind of injury is really not a pretty sight …   English dictionary

  • be a pretty sight — (not) be a pretty sight humorous to not be pleasant to look at. First thing in the morning, he s not a pretty sight …   New idioms dictionary

  • sight — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 ability to see ⇨ See also ↑eyesight VERB + SIGHT ▪ have ▪ She has very little sight in her left eye. ▪ lose ▪ He s lost the sight of one eye …   Collocations dictionary

  • pretty — pret|ty1 [ prıti ] adverb MAINLY SPOKEN *** 1. ) fairly: My TV s getting pretty old now. Todd looks pretty tired. 2. ) very: The weather is pretty awful, isn t it? pretty good: I can see they ve done a pretty good job of it. pretty much/well/near …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sight — sight1 [ saıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the ability to see using your eyes: EYESIGHT, VISION: I m having laser treatment to improve my sight. Wolf spiders hunt mainly by sight. => SECOND SIGHT a ) the act of seeing something: sight of: I can t… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pretty — 1 / prIti/ adverb (+ adj/adv) spoken 1 fairly, though not completely: I m pretty sure he ll say yes. | Life on the farm was pretty tough. see rather 2 very: It s pretty hard to see how we ll manage. 3 pretty well also pretty much very nearly;… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pretty — pret|ty1 W3S2 [ˈprıti] adv [+ adjective/adverb] spoken 1.) fairly or more than a little ▪ I m pretty sure he ll say yes. ▪ She still looks pretty miserable. see usage note ↑rather 2.) very ▪ Dinner at Luigi s sounds pretty good to me …   Dictionary of contemporary English