old-fashioned look

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old-fashioned look (plural old-fashioned looks)

  1. (idiomatic) A glance of disdain or disapproval.
    • 2001, Dornford Yates, B-Berry and I Look Back (page 141)
      He produced his Agreement and, as he put it in – that is to say, tendered it as evidence – he gave me an old-fashioned look; and that, of course, told me that the rotten thing wasn't stamped.
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see old-fashioned,‎ look.
    The sepia photographs had an old-fashioned look.