to look daggers at

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - look daggers at

"to look daggers at"

to glare at angrily or hatefully


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - look daggers at

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why is Karla looking daggers at you?

Colleague 2:  She just learned that the boss gave me the new account and she is very upset.

Colleague 1:  But why is she angry with you? It wasn't your decision.

Colleague 2:  I guess she is jealous.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - look daggers at

A couple are talking ...

Husband:  How was your day?

Wife:  It was good except for young Henry throwing a temper tantrum in the grocery store.

Husband:  I suppose that the other shoppers were not impressed?

Wife:  They looked daggers at me as if they thought that I was a terrible parent for not being able to control my child and how dare I upset their day like that.

Husband:  It was just a child being a child. Nothing unusual. It is interesting how people get angry and upset over these things.

to look daggers at - Usage:


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to look daggers at - Gerund Form:

Looking daggers at the manager, I angrily left the store.

to look daggers at - Examples:

1)  An enraged Baba Kevo had to be restrained by Mr Thunder. He was looking daggers at his wife.

2)  I close my eyes and Taylor and Emma approach, looking daggers at each other and growling.

3)  ... am filled with a mild foreboding. The imposing Armani PR handler is now looking daggers at me.

4)  ... is never to get involved. When a couple at a dinner party are looking daggers at each other, or the neighbours are hurling crockery, pretend you see and ...

5)  Queen Elizabeth was looking daggers at pretty young thing Jane Shore (would you come between a witch and her ...

6)  Ashlee and Sophia and Melina and Angela are looking daggers at each other. It is supposedly tense.

7)  They were all looking daggers at me, very menacing, all broken noses and scars... It was horrible.

8)  My sister looked daggers at her husband and I think started kicking him under the table.

9)  ... where these two sectors co-exist, they look daggers at each other and are engaged in constant battles over the use of common resources ...

10)  Goodness, Kim didn't even look daggers at model Heidi Klum, who was trying to steal the show. Sheer class…

11)  In the past, a scolded student would return to his or her seat calmly after bowing to the teacher and just look daggers at him for a while.

12)  ... in the bottom of my trolley (they will later get muddled up on the conveyer belt and the cashier will look daggers at me while weighing them).

13)  Like many men who play tennis, when I hit a ball into the net I tend to look daggers at my racket, reproaching it for playing so badly when I ...

14)  The president controls every aspect: he talks as long as he wants; he can look daggers at any questioner who asks him to raise his hand or demands a yes/no ...

15)  Koepka was startled by a scream on his backswing, leaving him to shake his head and look daggers at the crowd after missing the green with a ...

16)  You look daggers at us. Call us “devils”! As a young intern, I may not be the paramount authority to adjure you.

17)  ... bringing up two daughters - but any 'break' involves hellish flights where other passengers look daggers at your tantrum-throwing children.

18)  His wife, Carol Lawrence, would look daggers at me all the time, like I was going to have an affair with Bob or something.

19)  ... with the trophy in hands, and Murray is in the background, gritting his teeth, looking daggers at Đoković as if he wants to strangle him.

20)  They parted looking daggers at each other--really ticked off.