shifty-looking


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shifty-looking

Having or of an untrustworthy, dubious, or deceptive appearance. There are always a bunch of shifty-looking characters around this part of town at night, so let's not linger! I didn't feel great about the deal when John's shifty-looking business partner came along to sign the papers.
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Last, but by no means least, officers Russ and Amy showcase the new Subaru at a Colchester fete, and the team comes across a shifty-looking postman.
The policy, which has existed for years but intensified in 2009, is designed to prevent crime by identifying suspicious behavior; skulkers, smirkers, smokers, and other shifty-looking folks attract a friendly greeting and a not-so-friendly pat-down by a representative of the New York Police Department (NYPD).
This is why I generally tend to have a slightly shifty-looking semi-beard arrangement.
AT Union Terrace Gardens, a shifty-looking passer-by glanced around, picked up our handbag, pulled out the purse and took the pounds 10 note before walking off and dumping the bag.
But there must be something particularly shifty-looking about me given that I can't even land myself my preferred choice of used car at the moment.
As you assess the situation, a shifty-looking character who was seen fleeing is dragged in, but he protests, "I found him dead and ran away!" Lacking other evidence, what do you do?
Ugly mug: Big ears and shifty-looking eyes' Hatta boy: Wanted for fashion crimes?' Cell portrait: Why the long face, mate...' Crooked: Get yourself to the prison dentist' Armed rubber: Big-eyed weirdo in mask' Hair-um scarum: This lady is style nightmare' Roboflop: More sci-fi villain than true likeness' Just a blur: Faceless criminal is real mystery' Chin gang: Looks like race ace David Coulthard' Reward Monet: The artist got carried away
Here's another scenario: You're a law enforcement officer on the street, and you see a shifty-looking character who just might be the leader of a gang that's been terrorizing your town.
At the moment he, or McCririck for that matter, is no more the voice of racing than James Willoughby, Lydia Hislop or the great Robert Cooper, no more so than ATR's assortment of shifty-looking persons styling themselves `professional punters' (which the more cynical among us may well choose to translate as `no visible means of support'); no more so than Clare Balding, or J A McGrath or - God help us - Willie Carson himself.
The stalls are manned by the most shifty-looking vendors, all of them half-embarrassed by the Rue Goldberg schemes they are hawking.
Do you get the sense we need to keep an eye on her?" Because if they were shopping together in Tesco, Richard, I might be tempted to focus the CCTV on the shifty-looking one in the baggy coat instead.
And a special mention for the two shifty-looking guys from Airdrie who turned up and asked if they could help.
I'm quite shifty-looking. I could quite easily be a terrorist or small-scale book thief.