look (a little/bit) off

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look (a little/bit) off

1. To look sickly, unwell, or out of sorts, either physically or mentally. You're looking a little off, Jim. Are you feeling all right? That dog on the corner looks a bit off. I think we should walk another way home.
2. To appear somewhat strange, incorrect, inaccurate, or substandard. A: "The rest of your portrait is coming along really well, but the hands look a bit off." B: "I know, hands are just so hard to draw!" The gameplay is great, but the graphics on the characters' faces are off.
3. Of food, to appear spoiled or rotten. These chicken breasts look a little bit off—I think we should throw them in the garbage.
See also: little, look, off
References in classic literature ?
She sat on a low stool at nearly a right angle with the two boys, watching first one and then the other; and Philip, looking off his book once toward the fire-place, caught the pair of questioning dark eyes fixed upon him.
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
When they reached the low garden wall, they stood a moment looking off at the great flat-topped pine clusters of the Villa Borghese; then Giovanelli seated himself, familiarly, upon the broad ledge of the wall.
He stood, looking off at the enchanting harmony of line and color that remotely encircles the city, inhaling the softly humid odors, and feeling the freshness of the year and the antiquity of the place reaffirm themselves in mysterious interfusion.
Meanwhile, despite looking off the boil, Trapattoni confirmed last night that Keane will not be axed.
Cables' Sam McNutt equalised despite looking off side as he raced through to round Peter Crookes and roll the ball into the net.
Shearer ran on to a long ball and, despite looking off, was allowed to go on and add the fourth despite a brave effort from Hagasic.
I came out to Montana the night Eisenhower got elected," Kelleher says, looking off at one of his walls of mementos.
After looking off into the distance for a moment, recalling four years of teaching experience and experiments, he said that he hadn't.
Oddly, the woman is almost always shown looking off to the right, even when walking to the left, and only one eye is ever visible.
Cape Cod companies offer a quality of life that attracts people with families, but in addition to looking off Cape for its potential employees, many companies are "growing" their own resources through educational collaboratives, certifications, training and internship programs.
Showing the odd good touch but generally looking off the pace and anonymous.
Characteristically, she's looking off somewhere to the photographer's right, in a very eyes-on-the-prize pose.
Drill 2, open receiver drill: QB works on a 3-step or 5-step drop, looking off the FS first.