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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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Not that he's dropped off the public radar in the interim, the hangdog comic having won the inaugural Celebrity Big Brother in 2001, during which he sat dressed in his flat cap and tweed coat, bags packed and ready for eviction every single week.
YOU'D have a hangdog expression, too, if you'd just survived 40 hours buried alive by your heartless owner.
The whole set up is preposterous, with Roberts in a particularly hangdog mode thanks to her husband (Bryan Cranston) leering daily at bigger-breasted women.
I like the down-toearth Brummie and still think it's mean when people make fun of his hangdog looks.
You might be sitting in the classroom listening to some boring account of the Wars of the Roses - we read history in turns from a textbook - and then he would burst in with a hangdog, grinning flight sergeant whom we remembered as an oafish prefect on the stairs.
Spare a thought for them and their hangdog looks because it seems after fox hunters they are the least popular people in the country.
HAVING a hangdog look is no sign of guilt, say animal experts.
He embraces the film's brand of unabashed silliness whole-heartedly and his physical comedy is excellent - you can't fail to laugh as he body-pops between the laser beams of a security system - while he is possessed of a face that switches from deadly-serious to hangdog idiot that ensures you always feel the loveable fool's pain.
Wherever he's popping off to for his close season break I'd stay clear of him and the inevitable hangdog look that he'll have on his face.
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Speaking or expressions, Verastegui has exactly two in his actor's handbag: hangdog and puppy dog.
like the helmer's debut "It's Not You, It's Me,"--is basically a vehicle for the talents of hangdog thesp Diego Peretti.
No wonder David Spritz (Nicolas Cage) has a hangdog expression other than when he's in front of the camera when it gives way to a fake, cheesy smile.
In the British version, for example, the character who corresponds to the hangdog Ted (Scott Lowell) died of the overdose that Ted survived; instead of minting a boardinghouse, Michael's mom (Sharon Gless) dishes it out at the local gay diner; and Uncle Vic (Jack Wetherall), an older gay man living with AIDS, is a new addition.
BRITAIN'S loneliest pooch has every right to look hangdog as she faces her seventh Christmas without a home.