someone's pet hate

(someone's) pet hate British & Australian, American something that you do not like at all.

A pet hate of ours is telephone salesmen who phone just as we're sitting down to watch TV.

Cleaning the bathroom is my pet peeve.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • pet hate — (someone s) pet hate British & Australian, American something that you do not like at all. A pet hate of ours is telephone salesmen who phone just as we re sitting down to watch TV. Cleaning the bathroom is my pet peeve …   New idioms dictionary

  • hate — 1 verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 to dislike someone very much and feel angry towards them: Jill really hates her stepfather. | hate sb s guts informal (=hat someone very much) 2 informal to dislike something very much: I hate housework. | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pet — pet1 [ pet ] noun count ** 1. ) an animal or bird that you keep in your home and take care of a ) only before noun kept as a pet or relating to pets: a pet dog/rabbit pet owners a pet shop 2. ) BRITISH SPOKEN used for talking to someone in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hate — hate1 W3S1 [heıt] v [T not in progressive] 1.) to dislike something very much ≠ ↑love ▪ It s the kind of movie you either love or hate. ▪ He hates his job. ▪ I hate the way I sound on tape. hate doing sth ▪ Paul hates having his picture taken.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pet peeve — A pet peeve (or pet hate) is a minor annoyance that can instill great frustration in an individual.OriginThe term originated from the word peeve . Its first usage was in 1919. [ [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=pet+peeve… …   Wikipedia

  • pet — 1 noun (C) 1 an animal such as a cat or a dog which you keep and look after at home: Rabbits can make very good pets. | a pet tortoise see also: teacher s pet 2 BrE spoken a way of addressing someone who you like or love 3 be in a pet BrE old… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pet — I UK [pet] / US noun [countable] Word forms pet : singular pet plural pets ** 1) a) an animal or bird that you keep in your home and look after b) [only before noun] kept as a pet or relating to pets a pet dog/rabbit pet owners a pet shop 2)… …   English dictionary

  • pet — pet1 [pet] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from petty small ] 1.) an animal such as a cat or a dog which you keep and care for at home ▪ Rabbits can make very good pets. pet dog/cat/bird etc ▪ He was bitten by his pet dog. ▪ pet food ▪ a pet… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hate — [c]/heɪt / (say hayt) verb (hated, hating) –verb (t) 1. to regard with a strong or passionate dislike; detest. 2. to dislike; be unwilling: I hate to do it. –verb (i) 3. to feel hatred. –noun 4. hatred; strong dislike. 5. something that is hated …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pet Shop of Horrors — Infobox animanga/Header name = Pet Shop of Horrors caption = US Special Edition Pet Shop of Horrors DVD cover ja name = ペットショップ オブ ホラーズ ja name trans = Pettoshoppu obu Horāzu genre = Horror, MysteryInfobox animanga/Manga title = author = Matsuri… …   Wikipedia


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