hangdog expression

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.
See also: expression, hangdog
References in classic literature ?
He had a particularly hangdog expression as he stood before the inspector with his head bowed and his countenance averted from Mr.
He'd noted a hangdog expression about the former Newcastle manager - an apologetic manner that had clung to him since a second successive 3-0 defeat in the Wear-Tyne derby.
THE hangdog expression on Colin Harvey's face when the cameras zoomed in during the tumultuous minute's applause for Howard Kendall portrayed the great shock and sorrow that everyone connected with Merseyside football was feeling.
The hangdog expression is a permanent fixture on theatre actor Rylance's face, but that isn't to say it's without its subtleties when he overhears unpleasant truths about his future or privately meets with Thomas More.
His sombre, sometimes hangdog expression can transform in an instant into the most infectious of natural, ear to ear grins, when the moment teases its appearance across his face.
Moysie cuts a forlorn figure and should lose the hangdog expression to begin with, regardless of results.
The baggy eyes, the receding hairline and the hangdog expression they'd seen before .
With droopy eyes and face and a hangdog expression, Harlan matches the features of Hubert.
His hangdog expression that drags through his latest series leaves you in stitches.
Ken's hangdog expression rapidly brightened as Jack sympathetically said: "If you're in politics at a high level there are going to be days when you don't exactly say the words what come out properly.
Husband's hangdog expression has nothing to do with dog.
I have to be the smartest person right now,'' Watson said, sporting a hangdog expression that made it clear he was mortified by his three-assist, eight-turnover performance.
No wonder David Spritz (Nicolas Cage) has a hangdog expression other than when he's in front of the camera when it gives way to a fake, cheesy smile.
The mind drifts back to the 70s when John Neal, whose hangdog expression belied his exhilarating footballing philosophies, took the club to their glory years in Europe, to the quarter-finals of the old Cup-Winners' Cup.
Grantham's hangdog expression is just perfect for the don't-wannabe soldier.