one’s pet aversion
Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences? Now the youngest child of his brother Nicolas was in some respects Swithin’s pet aversion. She was, in his view, too thin, and always saying the wrong thing. (J. Galswarthy, “On Forsyte Change”, “Four-in-Hand-Forsyte”)
And everyone has their own pet aversion – that of the late Lord Roberts was cats. (S. Christie, “Partners in Crime”)
annoyance, bad mood
to be in a pet - to sulk, to be in a bad mood, not be in the spirit
to get into a pet, to take the pet - angry, angry, offended
one’s pet aversion = a particular/ special apathy; the strongest antipathy
one's pet aversion /peeve, hate / -. least favorite thing. tomatoes are my pet aversion
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Re: one’s pet aversion
Yes, you are correct.
Originally Posted by vil
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