a dirty look

a dirty look

A look of contempt, anger, or disgust. I got a really dirty look from the man sitting next to me when I started talking about politics.
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*(a) dirty look

Fig. an angry face or a frown. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) Anne gave me a dirty look. I got a dirty look from the teacher when I cracked a joke in class.
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a dirty look

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a filthy look

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a black look

If someone gives you a dirty look, a filthy look, or a black look, they look at you in a way that shows that they are very angry about something. Tony was being a real pain. Michael gave him a dirty look and walked out of the kitchen. He caught the filthy look his daughter flashed him. Passing my stall, she cast black looks at the amount of stuff still unsold.
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dirty look

n. a frown meant to show displeasure with something that has been said or done. I gave him a dirty look, and he took his arm off my shoulder.
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