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.
The verbal onslaught is relentless and our sympathy rests firmly with the long-suffering son as he tends to the matriarch's every whim with a hangdog expression that conceals a steady, gentle simmer of rage.
The Wolves have been taunting them with a picture of a dejected pooch on social media, comparing his hangdog expression to Saints fans when Warrington beat them in last year's Grand Final semi-final.
HANGDOG EXPRESSION: Mourinho looks miserable, despite Herrera's equaliser (inset)
Stanton was known for his hangdog expression and laconic charm, and possibly best known as drifter Travis Henderson in Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, which was written for him.
Though good-humored and seemingly chill, Ryota is weighted down by an invisible sign that he wears around his neck like a scarlet letter: "L" for "loser." His slouched posture and hangdog expression belie his tall frame and chiseled good looks.
Retired military investigator Tommy Lee Jones slips on his most hangdog expression as he launches a quest to find his missing Iraq war veteran son.
The 62-year-old, speaking to the media before Sunday's eagerly anticipated match between next year's World Cup hosts and the reigning world champions, broke into a rare smile and laughed when he said soccer was not just his passion, but also "his secret vice." Del Bosque's mournful hangdog expression disguises a master tactician and thinker who has led Spain to the World Cup in 2010 and European title in 2012 as well as an unbeaten run of 29 competitive games.
ENTERTAINER Malcolm Stent has got the perfect hangdog expression for comedy whenever he wants to put it on.
Owen, the cast's biggest name, is paired effectively with Riseborough despite a somewhat too hangdog expression at times.
I looked at my friend, with his purple lips and yellow eyes and hangdog expression, and felt an immense pity for us all.
All while I watched with a proper hangdog expression on my face.
Kenwright's beloved blue boys were leading 1-0 at the time but he still carried a hangdog expression as his face was displayed to over 30,000 of his fellow Evertonians.
And though you almost hear the buttons on your blouse popping, you're forced to give in to that hangdog expression on their faces.