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.
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.
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.
Mel Smith's hangdog expression had you laughing even before he opened his mouth.
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.
And one of its presenters is played by a supremely grumpy Harrison Ford, whose hangdog expression makes Adrian Chiles seem like Little Miss Sunshine.
com, the world's largest fan site dedicated to the Voice Of The Valleys, to vent against the offending photo which they say makes Tom look tired, with heavy-lidded eyes, a hangdog expression on his face and a bizarrely elongated head.
With a permanent hangdog expression, Markovics is perfect as career criminal "Sally" who must try to balance his brutal masters' push for results while protecting his team of misfits against violent reprisals.