to stare daggers at




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - stare daggers at

"to stare daggers at"

to glare at angrily or hatefully

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - stare daggers at

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why is Karla staring 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 - stare 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 stared 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 stare daggers at - Usage:

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to stare daggers at - Gerund Form:

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




to stare daggers at - Examples:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10)  Goodness, Kim didn't even stare 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 stare 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 stare daggers at me while weighing them).

13)  Like many men who play tennis, when I hit a ball into the net I tend to stare 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 stare 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 stare daggers at the crowd after missing the green with a ...

16)  You stare 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 stare daggers at your tantrum-throwing children.

18)  His wife, Carol Lawrence, would stare 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, staring daggers at Đoković as if he wants to strangle him.

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