Oh one more expression to go with "stabby". Saying you dislike something with "the hatred of a thousand suns". That's just over the top. Again it's simpler to just say you don't like something.
But if we just simply said what we feel in plain words, it would be really dry. Language isn't just for communicating information. It also has poetic and humorous features.
There is some old joke about that. I don't remember exactly how it goes.
A little girl is eating a piece of cake and exclaims, "I just love cake!" Her governess corrects her, telling her that is the improper use of "just" and we do not love inanimate objects, we like them.
The girl responds, "I like cake."
"...but that sounds as if I'm talking about bread!"
Boom-Ch! I think that is a Reader's Digest oldie, or maybe i read it in a book? I don't remember, but it tickles me.