cast (one's) eyes down

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cast (one's) eyes down

To look toward the ground, often because one feels embarrassed or ashamed. After I saw my ex-girlfriend walk into the store, I immediately cast my eyes down and then ducked behind the magazine rack for good measure. Because my son is so shy, he usually casts his eyes down whenever he meets someone.
See also: cast, down, eye

cast one's eyes down

Fig. to tilt one's head or gaze downward. (Usually a sign of shame or to appear not to have seen someone.) She cast her eyes down as they saw each other again. He cast down his eyes in shame.
See also: cast, down, eye
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EVEN though there is tough legislation to make us all think twice about using a mobile phone when at the wheel, there is always that secondary problem of the phone ringing and causing a momentary distraction, especially if we cast our eyes down to see who is ringing.
We have cast our eyes down this year's fixture list and we don't think there is anybody we should be scared of," said Byram.
Everywhere, we see and feel the force of geology: In the Sierra, we gaze up and marvel at the tallest mountains in the continental United States, and only miles away, in Death Valley, we cast our eyes down and marvel at the lowest point in the nation.