One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have an appearance or style of dress appropriate to a particular role or situation.
- ‘They were going to play the role of Parliamentarians and were determined to look the part.’
- ‘Does he look the part, dressed in neat, conservative clothing?’
- ‘We looked the part, but appearances came be deceptive, as I was soon to discover.’
- ‘They were also able to dress up and one boy dressed up as Henry VIII and he looked the part.’
- ‘Some of the class are dressed as if for the gym; others look the part with leather raincoats, figure-hugging skirts and strappy tops.’
- ‘Jones, for his part, looked the part, dressed in a black leather jacket and black shades, and he opted for a business-like approach to his craft.’
- ‘The Queen put much store in looking the part and continued to dress expensively in civilian couture.’
- ‘By dress and demeanor, look the part you wish to play.’
- ‘Dressed to kill in a gold trimmed dress with gold trimmed and spangly shoes, she looked the part even if her game did not let her act it.’
- ‘Known as ‘the man with the perfect profile,’ Taylor certainly looks the part, but plays the role with an overdose of dignity and solemnity.’
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