from the look(s) of it/things

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from the look(s) of it/things

Based on how something appears or seems to be. From the looks of it, she hasn't been to work all week—I mean, her desk is totally covered in unopened mail. The detective said that, from the looks of things, she is probably hiding out somewhere.
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by/from the ˈlook(s) of it/things

(informal) judging from the way things seem to be: From the look of it, there’s going to be another war.By the looks of things, we’re going to be late.
See also: by, look, of, thing
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The final round is underway and from the looks of things Adrien Broner is just looking to end this thing standing up.
And from the looks of things, it is the ONLY place she lets herself go.
And from the looks of things, Katie's "heart-break" diet is going perfectly well.
And from the looks of things, Gary Barlow was preparing for a few late nights of his own.
From the looks of things, they might be auditioning for a bass player--unless Jack Marsh has already taken over.
"From the looks of things, it appears that the case was originally federal in nature and was later transferred to state by agreement with the defendant's counsel because of his age," says Jason Schultz, an attorney with the Electronic Freedom Foundation, a digital rights advocacy group.