love-hate relationship


: strong feelings of both love and hatred for someone
I have a love-hate relationship with my ex-husband.

Examples of love-hate relationship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many athletes, from casual to elite, have a love-hate relationship with foam rollers. Rennie Dyball, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2023 The song, an embodiment of the love-hate relationship between lead singers Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin), doubles as a feel-good anthem with its soaring harmonies and timeless guitar chords. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 17 Mar. 2023 His love-hate relationship with Fox News has been aggravated by a lawsuit’s recent revelations that Rupert Murdoch and some of his network’s personalities seem to have privately thought that Trump’s claims of election fraud were nonsense. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2023 But the public’s love-hate relationship with the rapper, designer and entrepreneur goes back way farther than that. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2023

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“Love-hate relationship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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