hangdog expression

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hangdog expression

A self-pitying expression of abjection, defeat, shame, or guilt. Don't just stare at me with that hangdog expression. You've already made a mess of things, so now you have to deal with it! The losing team walked away from the pitch with hangdog expressions after their execrable defeat at the hands of their rivals.
See also: expression, hangdog
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IN a world where Grumpy Cat gets millions of hits on the internet, it's great to get a story about a panda with the same kind of hang-dog expression.
99 (paperback) IN a world where Grumpy Cat gets millions of hits on the internet, it's great to get a story about a panda with the same kind of hang-dog expression.
The veteran goalkeeper's hang-dog expression as he lay prone on the turf said it all - this was to be one of his busier nights.
Grant, with shoulders hunched, went down the tunnel with even more of a hang-dog expression than usual, before once again complaining about the standard of refereeing - his ire this week directed at Kevin Friend.
Starkey's hang-dog expression belied a razor-sharp wit and an even sharper racing brain.
Her normal hang-dog expression gets 10 times worse as she is banged up, too terri-fied to even leave her cell.
Llandovery's Iestyn Thomas had the hang-dog expression of a man who couldn't quite believe what he had just witnessed.
My only criticism of Walter is his hang-dog expression.
He used to walk onto the stage with a hang-dog expression and reel of f a load of moans and complaints about life in general and then he would come out with his catchphrase 'it's being so happy that keeps me going'.
The 12ft high, 12ft wide statue, with the familiar homburg hat and hang-dog expression, was erected near Birmingham's Blood Transfusion Service headquarters - in honour of what is probably Hancock's best-loved sketch.
BEHIND this hang-dog expression lies an old hound with exceptional qualities.
It's big only so that he can hide the hang-dog expression behind those Interflora petals.
With a hang-dog expression Jonathan stares vacantly ahead and sighs: "I'm f***ing exhausted.
I grew tied of Cage's hang-dog expression, although it's preferable to his cheesy TV smile.
She can cope with the black jeans, the black T-shirts and the hang-dog expression.