look somebody up and down

look (one) up and down

To visually inspect someone in a blatant and often tactless manner. When I stepped into the office, the boss looked me up and down before telling me to take a seat. I looked the strange woman up and down, wondering if she were really here to help me or just another spy.
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look somebody ˌup and ˈdown

(informal) openly look at somebody from head to foot in a way that makes them feel embarrassed: When I started working there, I could feel people looking me up and down and wondering what I was like.
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