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THE LOOK

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“Look” is such a simple word. If you look it up at Dictionary.com, however, it becomes quite a bit more complicated with no less than 20 definitions, 27 phrases and five idioms. Why do I bring this up? I’m glad you asked. I saw something at work the other day that reminded me of perhaps the scariest, unspoken and most widely used version of the word. I am talking about THE LOOK. Dictionary.com skirts around the power of THE LOOK in definition 13: “to express or suggest by looks:to look one's annoyance at a person.” Urbandictionary.com nails it in definition three: A phrase to describe when your partner/spouse is highly annoyed with you and gives you 'The Look.'
After receiving 'The Look' the receiver is usually filled with immense dread at prospects of hearing what he/she did wrong or being subjected to severe punishments. Punishments may include but not limited to: the couch, 'headaches', and television out the window.
Usage: 'The Look' …