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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.
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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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Even if Craig Levein gets a billion pounds to spend the chief executive will still wear that hangdog puss of his because he's as popular as Prince Andrew.
THE big brown eyes, the hangdog expression, the way he tilts his head to one side when he's confused.
Among those who have graduated into reality: Kat (Lizzy Caplan), whose cynicism is matched only by her withering wit; her hopeful yet hangdog sister Lina (Heather Goldenhersh), who falls for the suicidal Richie (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), even after he practically cripples her; Duncan (Jon Bernthal), who has descended into abject slackerdom while his true love Nicole (Andrea Anders) has married a wealthy, if hardly attentive, athlete.
They even looked miserable in their team photograph, wearing hangdog expressions that suggested they'd do their best, even though they already knew that they'd been labelled also-rans or their best wouldn't be good enough.
Carol Smith makes a rather matronly Ariadne, and Paul McNamara is somewhat hangdog in the impossibly unrealistic demands created by the role of Bacchus.
Then there is David Fielder as Felix, a very physical performance in all departments, from twitching body movements as he starts to suffer from his various ailments to hangdog facial expressions and finally man about town cockiness as he gets the girls from the apartment above.
AFTER the success of Lost In Translation, Bill Murray must think all he has to do in films is turn up with his trademark hangdog look and say little.
It would have been easy to mistake the hangdog jowels and saggy cardy of Roy Cropper as Death himself as he approached a poleaxed Tony in the shadowy street.
Now Liverpool actor Mike Howl (pictured in Hancock's famous hangdog pose) is reviving memories of the legendary funny man.
Hangdog Liberal Clement Freud labelled then PM Margaret Thatcher ``Attila the Hen'', while Geoffrey Howe had his political style of attack likened by Den is Healey to being ``savaged by a dead sheep''.
He is like an imploding star and has a wonderful hangdog expression.
And Roger Allam's portrayal of world-weary minister Peter Mannion redefined the term hangdog.
The honoured actress is back with Geoffrey Palmer (of the famous hangdog expression) as Jean and Lionel in a sixth series of this hit comedy about lovers who are past the first flush of youth - by quite a distance
Then there's Frank Skinner, who despite that hangdog face, skinny body and criminal football song, still scores with regularity.
The girl mammoth, Ellie, gives hangdog Manny (Ray Romano, returning) some hope for the continuation of the species and provides the movie with a little romance.