English version

not a pretty sight

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot a pretty sightnot a pretty sightUNPLEASANTvery unpleasant to look at – sometimes used humorously After a night’s drinking, Al was not a pretty sight. pretty
Examples from the Corpus
not a pretty sightAre you sure you want to come in? It's not a pretty sight.Afterwards I visited the boys and they were not a pretty sight.All directors, including Spielberg, grow up, and in this film the result is not a pretty sight.He is not a pretty sight.What these portraits give you is a glimpse of Lowry's psychic state, and it's not a pretty sight.It's not a pretty sight to finish in a classic fire and fall position.It is not a pretty sight to see people so hurt.
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