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hangdog look

A self-pitying expression of abjection, defeat, shame, or guilt. Don't just stare at me with that hangdog look. 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 looks after their execrable defeat at the hands of their rivals.
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And equally, all those who are slack and indifferent will, when this war is over and victory has been won, have a hang-dog look and feelings that none will envy, and none will pity when they come to confess with shame and humiliation that they might have done something, but had done nothing.
PAW LITTLE ME J Zak with sore leg, left, adopts a hang-dog look at home with Andrew, above
PHIL DAVIES had something of a hang-dog look about him as he faced the media for the first time yesterday since his Blues side were thumped 59-22 by Leinster last weekend.
He might have worn that hang-dog look which says he believes the world is against him.
BODY LANGUAGE: Sporting a hang-dog look this was as docile as we've seen the Special One for a long time - until Drogba scored.
The comic saw the painting before he died last year and said the artist had perfectly captured his hang-dog look.
So that, just at the moment when I am beginning to wonder if I can stand another mess on the carpet and am questioning whether puppies come with a "money back if not satisfied" guarantee, Millie only has to give me one hang-dog look - head to one side, big eyes focused appealingly on mine - and I rollover and fall at her feet.
PAW LITTLE ME Zak with sore leg, left, adopts a hang-dog look at home with Andrew, above
It was the first time in 13 years Chelsea had lost to lower league opposition in the FA Cup, and Grant wore even more of a hang-dog look than usual in his post-match summation.
BODY LANGUAGE: Sporting a hang-dog look, this was as docile as we've seen the Special One for a long time - until Drogba scored.
But from wearing that decidedly hang-dog look, the Ulster side have defiantly transformed themselves into a team looking as fit as the proverbial butcher's dog.
HARRY REDKNAPP has the hang-dog look of a music-hall comedian, and a line in patter to go with it.
Look at Houllier's hang-dog look, trilby, turned-upcollar, trudging touch line gait.
Labour MP and former actress Glenda Jackson described the movie funnyman with the hang-dog look as "a great talent".
For the hang-dog look and worry lines that blighted her life have gone for ever, thanks to plastic surgery.