at first sight

idiom (1)

Definition of at first sight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: when first seen or considered It appears at first sight to be a simple matter of hiring more people.

at the sight of

idiom (2)

Definition of at the sight of (Entry 2 of 2)

: upon seeing He faints at the sight of blood.

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