a dirty look

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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

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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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No more teachers' dirty looks for Washington state's student journalists.
'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.
People started swapping 4x4s and trucks for sedans, and those who chose to continue driving their burly monsters got dirty looks at stop lights from the more "eco-friendly" (or perhaps jealous) sedan drivers around them.
This wasn't too absurd, she hated Ivy's dirty looks and condescending words!
She gave me dirty looks when I walked down the hall- way by her locker.
Often I noticed the dirty looks given to the person who offered.
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.
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.