shifty-looking


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shifty-looking

Having or of an untrustworthy, dubious, or deceptive appearance. There are always a bunch of shifty-looking characters around this part of town at night, so let's not linger! I didn't feel great about the deal when John's shifty-looking business partner came along to sign the papers.
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Linda (above) returned bag but men (left) haven't called; Man helps himself in Oxford St; Shifty-looking park-goer took out our tenner; James Taylor picks up bag and (left) gives it to warden; Bag with cash & photo; Libby gives in our handbag at food stall; Bag is spotted in city centre by James; Helpful.
But there must be something particularly shifty-looking about me given that I can't even land myself my preferred choice of used car at the moment.
As you assess the situation, a shifty-looking character who was seen fleeing is dragged in, but he protests, "I found him dead and ran away
Ugly mug: Big ears and shifty-looking eyes' Hatta boy: Wanted for fashion crimes?
Here's another scenario: You're a law enforcement officer on the street, and you see a shifty-looking character who just might be the leader of a gang that's been terrorizing your town.
At the moment he, or McCririck for that matter, is no more the voice of racing than James Willoughby, Lydia Hislop or the great Robert Cooper, no more so than ATR's assortment of shifty-looking persons styling themselves `professional punters' (which the more cynical among us may well choose to translate as `no visible means of support'); no more so than Clare Balding, or J A McGrath or - God help us - Willie Carson himself.
The stalls are manned by the most shifty-looking vendors, all of them half-embarrassed by the Rue Goldberg schemes they are hawking.
So many questions will (hopefully) be answered in the next seven weeks of the mighty Broadchurch (ITV, Sunday), and I'd be amazed if the shifty-looking Rev Paul Coates (Arthur Darvill) hasn't done something worthy of a defrocking.
And a special mention for the two shifty-looking guys from Airdrie who turned up and asked if they could help.
Linda (above) returned bag but men (left) haven't called; Man helps himself in Oxford St; Shifty-looking park-goer took out our tenner; James Taylor picks up bag and (above left) gives it to warden; Bag with cash & photo; Libby gives in our handbag at food stall; Bag is spotted in city centre by James; Helpful.
And as you struggle with your shoes while not being offered even a chair on which to lean (it'd be nice if the staff, instead of chatting to each other about last night's TV, could hold out a hand by which to steady yourself, but that would be a security risk, or against health and safety regs, or something), as you gather your trousers together to compensate for the now-missing belt, as you keep your eye on your laptop, mobile phone and loose change to check they're not about to be stolen by some shifty-looking teenager who never bothers with a belt anyway, and as you inevitably set off the alarm and try to explain to the non-smiling individual that it's probably the iron tablets, you think to yourself: "They're just doing their job".
Greg and Anya opt to stay home but when two shifty-looking guys arrive on their drive they probably wish they'd gone with the others.
Talking straight to the camera, Borat proudly introduces his fellow villagers ("This is town rapist," he says, pointing out one shifty-looking character.
Auto Trader, Motor Trader, Shifty-Looking Forecourt Trader, Door Slammer's Weekly and one that appears to be targeted solely at car-jackers.