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dirty look

A look of contempt, anger, or disgust. I got a really dirty look from the man sitting next to me when I started talking about politics. Do you know why Gina keeps giving me dirty looks? Is she mad at me?
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*(a) dirty look

Fig. an angry face or a frown. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) Anne gave me a dirty look. I got a dirty look from the teacher when I cracked a joke in class.
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a dirty look

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a filthy look

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a black look

If someone gives you a dirty look, a filthy look, or a black look, they look at you in a way that shows that they are very angry about something. Tony was being a real pain. Michael gave him a dirty look and walked out of the kitchen. He caught the filthy look his daughter flashed him. Passing my stall, she cast black looks at the amount of stuff still unsold.
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dirty look

n. a frown meant to show displeasure with something that has been said or done. I gave him a dirty look, and he took his arm off my shoulder.
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There was a time in my life where I considered bleaching myself to avoid the dirty looks, the laughter, and for boys to find me attractive,' she said in an interview with Yahoo.
And yet, as Shai and Ophir are followed by a hidden camera, they are subjected to dirty looks, slurs, and insults, ranging from "all gays are sons of bitches," to "Have you seen faggot and faggot holding hands?
To drivers out there, don't give us dirty looks because we're forced to walk in the street.
And there's no dirty looks for two fellas or ladies who are sharing a bed.
Dirty looks and insults were exchanged - with tempers boiling over as they left the ladies' toilet.
Also I've noticed the neighbours on each side of us give us dirty looks now and I've seen them talking to our neighbours upstairs - I'm sure the topic was us.
Beautiful park of Islamabad on which CDA has invested millions of rupees on its walking tracks, flowers, trees and other important things for the attraction for citizens, has worn dirty looks due to lack of interest by the concern authorities.
THE comedian, bestselling author and star of two series of BBC Radio 4's Shappi Talk brings her Dirty Looks And Hopscotch tour to the region next week.
But I do travel free at a cost of injuring myself and getting dirty looks.
If the public service announcements and dirty looks from fellow commuters haven't caused you to change your behavior on the road, there's a reason.
You can almost feel the dirty looks when you walk in some of the high-end shops but my other half makes a good point - some of the richest people in the UK choose not to dress up.
Dirty Looks, a monthly "roaming" program of experimental film and video, showcases contemporary works by queer artists alongside works by their historical predecessors in queer-oriented film and video.
Everyone likes to party, and at the same time there is no party without a few dirty looks flying around the room.
Shappi Khorsandi, star of Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, reflects on a love affair with a rock star and regrets some fashion choices in Dirty Looks and Hopscotch.
If countries of the region cut ties with the Zionists and give them dirty looks, it will spell the end of this puppet regime," he added.