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    one’s pet aversion

    Dear teachers,

    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”)

    pet n
    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

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: one’s pet aversion

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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”)

    pet n
    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 OK

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Yes, you are correct.

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