Definition of look someone up and down in English:

look someone up and down

phrase

  • Scrutinize someone carefully.

    ‘Fen looked her up and down consideringly before answering’
    • ‘Seth looked me up and down, as if checking me for signs of damage.’
    • ‘The woman serving looked me up and down, then asked for ID.’
    • ‘The man looked her up and down as though checking her condition.’
    • ‘The lady of the house opened the door, looked me up and down and started giggling.’
    • ‘He looked me up and down, his gaze stopping when it reached my eyes.’
    • ‘The bouncer stopped me, looked me up and down, frowned slightly and said, ‘Are you on the guest-list, sir?’’
    • ‘‘Oh,’ he said in a dismissive tone, looking me up and down.’
    • ‘One of the gang members looked Jones up and down as he walked over.’
    • ‘He looked me up and down. ‘You have something to say?’’
    • ‘She stared at me, looked me up and down and sneered.’
    study, examine, scrutinize, inspect, survey, search, scour, sweep, rake
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