hangdog look(redirected from a hangdog look)
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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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