steely look

steely look

An intense, mirthless look, especially one expressing disapproval or displeasure. The kids began joking about their classmate's situation, but the teacher silenced them with a steely look. He shot me a steely look when I suggested he sell his grandfather's cottage.
See also: look, steely
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Note the steely look in her eye - the lady's not for turning.
I want to see him being the player who walks out with a steely look on his face, puffs his chest out and leaves people saying, 'Boy, that lad can play'.
"Is my newspaper still fresh as it has got today's date on?" A cold steely look and the shuffle of feet came as my compatriot shoppers were now getting fed up with me, so off I went back home, putting my prized spuds on the table.
With that steely look that's kept his character alive, he grinned: "Well, I like to think I would do OK given all I've been through on the show.
Slowly and silently, he put down his pen; his light-hearted demeanour instantly disappeared and with a steely look of absolute gravity he told me.
To impress upon the fact that Red Nose Day actually represents more than people walking around wearing a big red plastic nose that made them look like a reindeer, actor Ryan Gosling stepped out in Los Angeles on Thursday with a big red nose, while giving the paparazzi a steely look, (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4543300/Ryan-Gosling-sports-steely-expression-Red-Nose-Day.html) Mail Online reported.
A withering glance or steely look from her in response to policy would surely be enough to make any political ideologue think very carefully about their actions.
WI'm not saying that Michelle Gomez, the amazing actress who plays the Doctor's archnemesis in everybody's favourite sci-fi series, isn't very nice and chatty - she is - but she can give you a steely look which even the Weeping Angels can't rival.
IAN Woosnam wore the steely look of a gladiator as he conquered the Roman Road course with a best-of-the week 66 to march purposefully into contention for his first title on Welsh soil for 32 years and a transatlantic double in the space of a month.
John's coach Bob Foley to admit to wanting revenge against Wachusett Regional after being ousted by the Mountaineers in last year's Laska Invitational final, but the Pioneers came out with a steely look in their eyes Sunday night at Assumption College in an anticipated 2012 rematch.
There is a steely look in the eyes of this player who finds himself locked in a two–way tussle for total tennis dominance with his nemesis from Dunblane.
Ronaldo took to the field, sporting a steely look, and was the only Portuguese not to partake in the national anthem.
- but the steely look on Henry's face as he was passed by Dalglish on the Wembley steps suggested the writing was very much on the wall.
He fixed me with a steely look, and I coufd feei the anger rising slightly but he controlled himself and asked from the depths of his soul: "What do you think we have been thinking about for the last 400 years while we sat and suffered on this rock?"
Despite Burnett's quality, Anderson (still as long as 20-1 to lift the trophy with some bookies yesterday) has that steely look in his eye he can beat the Arbroath policeman in straight sets.