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    to love to hate

    please could you explain to me the meaning of the expression "to love to hate"?
    E.g. "the word you love to hate"
    Thanks a lot,

    P.S. Will you please point out to any mistake I have made in this message? Thank you.

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    Re: to love to hate

    ='to enjoy/take pleasure from disliking'

    For example - the first one that springs to mind - in the mid-'60s there was a professional wrestler called Mick McManus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (this example is a bit remote, I know, but he was famous for being 'the man you love to hate'). He always either cheated or bent the rules, and the crowds were always excited to see him hurt or beaten.



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