See also: lookoff
- (transitive, idiomatic) To put off by one's facial expression
1957, Rex Stout, If Death Ever Slept, page 40:
- She can look a man on or look him off, either way. I wouldn't have thought any woman could look him off, I'd think she'd need a hatpin or a red-hot poker
- (transitive, idiomatic, American football) To mislead by directing one's apparent attention away from one's true object of intent.