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give (one) a dirty look

To look at one in an angry, contemptuous, or disapproving manner. Also seen as "give (one) dirty looks." I started telling him about Janet's run-in with the law, but when she gave me a dirty look, I shut my trap. I must have done something really offensive last night because Mike keeps giving me dirty looks.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dirty look, give a

Scowl at someone, look disapproving. For example, When I started to tell the story, Carol gave me a really dirty look. This expression has largely replaced the earlier and more formal black look. [Colloquial; 1920s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

give somebody/get a dirty ˈlook

(informal) look at somebody/be looked at in an angry or a disapproving way: She gave me a dirty look when I suggested that she should go and wash the dishes.
See also: dirty, get, give, look, somebody
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The pair were also forced to their knees to apologise for "giving dirty looks".
The pirates are giving dirty looks to the explorers and the explorers are giving dirty looks to the pirates.
Facing the front from dead centre, hostile listeners seem to depend as much on giving dirty looks as on offering reasoned argument.