look sideways at

Glance at suspiciously or amorously, as in I'm sure the detective was looking sideways at me, and it made me very nervous, or They were looking sideways at each other, and I don't think it was innocent. [Mid-1800s] Also see look askance.


Nearby words

  1. look on the bright side,
  2. look out,
  3. look out for,
  4. look over,
  5. look sharp,
  6. look someone in the face,
  7. look the other way,
  8. look through,
  9. look through rose-colored glasses,
  10. look to

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