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The meaning of "a sight for sore eyes"

" A sight for sore eyes "
A welcome sight that you weren’t expecting.
Wow. You’re a sight for sore eyes. They told me you were abroad and would miss my wedding.
Where did it originate?:
The United Kingdom - 18th century.
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