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

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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The Army and the Armed Forces will not hesitate to give a crushing response to anyone who gives a dirty look to this country," General Salehi told reporters.
The Americans do not dare even give a dirty look to Iran," Admiral Fadavi told a conference in Bandar Abbas.
This way not only the city has worn dirty look but all its main lanes and streets have lost their identity.
MY idea of hell would be to find myself marooned on an island with nothing but feminists grinding on about gender inequality, the lack of creches, breast-feeding facilities and why we mustn't use certain words if we didn't want to get a dirty look.
It can also be used prior to applying your self tan on knees and elbows to prevent that dreaded dirty look, which is often a telltale self-tan side effect when applied to these tricky areas.
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In the past, I have had to ask check-out staff to be a little more gentle with items, such as fruit, which they blithely bash across the scanner, bruising it, only to get a dirty look as though I was being unreasonable.
This is a down and dirty look at a period in history when atrocities were committed in the name of religious faith.
A PC link inspection should not be a quick and dirty look or done on a "now and then" basis.
So woe betide any progammeseller or vendor of salted snacks who gives Andre a dirty look in the stadium this evening.
When my [host] dad got home, he explained that frowning or giving a dirty look is really offensive.