dirty look, give a

Scowl at someone, look disapproving. For example, When I started to tell the story, Carol gave me a really dirty look. This expression has largely replaced the earlier and more formal black look. [Colloquial; 1920s]


Nearby words

  1. dirt-poor,
  2. dirty,
  3. dirty bomb,
  4. dirty joke,
  5. dirty linen,
  6. dirty old man,
  7. dirty one's hands,
  8. dirty pool,
  9. dirty realism,
  10. dirty rice

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