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hangdog expression

A self-pitying expression of abjection, defeat, shame, or guilt. Don't just stare at me with that hangdog expression. 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 expressions after their execrable defeat at the hands of their rivals.
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hangdog look

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.
See also: hangdog, look
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they knew and a were former and squad Pep has also harnessed that hangdog pessimism which has become a Blues trademark Stuart Brennan
The hangdog look of the animal as he slips away from human sight is the cause of the coyote's bad name.
Pausing to watch some of the heartbreakingly earnest cable show (with Mike, at once hangdog and wide-eyed with optimism, interviewing young artists), or the lip definer's promotional video, one teeters between groaning and laughing.
"Stop it, just stop it," I tell the reporters, the Pentagon officials, the hangdog President refashioned, in mere weeks, into a crusader.
Later in the roundtable, Vadim Gaevsky, a senior critic with a great hangdog face, looked up intensely from his prepared text at Calegari.
She wants to scold him for not trusting her, for being hangdog and absent when presence counted.
Weinberg's hand-wringing letter to shareholders, which gives new meaning to the term "hangdog," bemoans the company's "worst year since the Depression." As if that isn't bad enough, the letter is awash with jargon and garbled prose.
The hangdog look fled as she concentrated, listening to the score before she set her fingers to the keys, and committed herself to an interpretation.
Turning to tiara-wearing weirdo Chloe-Jasmine, the hangdog X Factor relic pleaded: "Do you think we should spend some time with our loved ones?
Frost brought hangdog pathos to his accountant Jeremy Sloane, and it was a pleasure to see him rejecting his estranged wife (Colman) and treacherous mate Ross (Peter Serafinowicz).
"He's also got that hangdog, worldweary attitude to him too, which I think is a bit of a master-stroke on the part of the show's creators.
YOU'D have a hangdog expression, too, if you'd just survived 40 hours buried alive by your heartless owner.
The whole set up is preposterous, with Roberts in a particularly hangdog mode thanks to her husband (Bryan Cranston) leering daily at bigger-breasted women.
It's also quite hard to believe Maria Bello would have an affair with Lee Jones, whose craggy, hangdog features are at least perfect for this role.
Spare a thought for them and their hangdog looks because it seems after fox hunters they are the least popular people in the country.