Eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - even in Disney movies, pic: fanboy.com

This expression is most often used in the following context: “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.  It means that what is beauty or beautiful is different from person to person and each person has their own opinion about what is beautiful.

Here is an example:

“Hetty collects these figurines of dolphins, the whole house is full of them.  I think they are so ugly, but as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

or

“I have no dies what she sees in him I find him rather unattractive but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

The phrase can be used in other contexts, for example if somebody tells an off-color joke that you don’t find very funny but everybody else thinks is hilarious you could say “whether this was funny or not is in the eye of the beholder.”  If you say this unsmilingly it would suggest to the other people that in your eye it isn’t funny.”

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