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Be anxious or insecure about a possible danger:‘takeovers are the thing that keeps suppliers looking over their shoulders’
- ‘Now it looks like everybody is looking over their shoulders.’
- ‘Consumer-electronics companies worldwide had better be looking over their shoulders.’
- ‘Some of you pros should be looking over your shoulders.’
- ‘People were looking over their shoulders, and it was hinted that the secret police had apprehended the ones that were missing.’
- ‘They didn't want to be looking over their shoulders.’
- ‘Portsmouth and Fulham will be looking over their shoulders.’
- ‘Staff could be looking over their shoulders, worried about their jobs, for months.’
- ‘Some of the more established teams should be looking over their shoulders.’
- ‘Dave Pascoe added both conversions to cut the difference to just ten points, and suddenly Oxford were looking over their shoulders.’
- ‘It will increase competition and everyone will be looking over their shoulders.’
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