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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As a journalist I am constantly asking the people I interview how old they are and I never understood why people would cast their eyes down and whisper "40", like it was a dirty secret.
and threequarter time get have more organised, As a journalist I am constantly asking people I interview how old they are and I never understood why people would cast their eyes down and whisper "40", like it was a dirty secret
While some moved stiffly and cast their eyes down to their feet, others showed grace and a little panache.
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But they must have been rubbing their hands in excitement when they cast their eyes down the fixture list and saw - Rangers v Gothenburg.