five o'clock shadow


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five′ o'clock` shad′ow


n.
a dark stubble on the jawline and cheeks of a man's face.
[1935–40]
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five o'clock shadow

n (hum) you've got a five o'clock shadowdovresti farti la barba
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His beard, of Gandalfian proportions, made mine resemble five o'clock shadow. His hair was longer still.
It is now or never, the lawn has growth that is not so much of a five o'clock shadow as a six-month stubble.
But whether growing out a full beard or manicuring a five o'clock shadow, men need the right product and equipment to maintain their unique look.
It was then time for the PLO in Tunis to cringe -- and the indiscreet Hussaini was "transferred", to be replaced by one Hassan Abdul Rahman, who, in addition to being inarticulate, did not altogether fit into the image of a photogenic revolutionary, given his bald head, ample girth and perpetual five o'clock shadow -- not to mention the fact that the man went around the country giving the same lecture, much in the manner of a politician delivering a stump speech, that he repeated verbatim, whether he addressed a church group or a student body.
Which part of the body does the term "Five o'clock shadow" relate to?
Krugler's latest novel has a five o'clock shadow and a gimlet eye.
Meredith Monroe and Kerr Smith were 29 and 27 when they played the parts of 16-year-old-twins Andie and Jack McPhee and Kerr was said to have shaved twice daily in order to avoid a five o'clock shadow. Now in his mid-forties, he is a certified pilot.
The research also quizzed 6,000 ladies about whether they had ever strayed for a guy with a five o'clock shadow.
The brewery's signature beer is the Five O'clock Shadow, described as a "clean, crisp ale with a hint of bitterness," that appeals to a wide range of palettes.
I started with a five o'clock shadow in February and decided to put my razor down.
ANTONIO CONTE says Diego Costa must stay at Chelsea, even though for most of last season he played like a five o'clock shadow of his former self.
A 2013 study explored the question of attractiveness, concluding that the optimum state of facial hair, the one at which women found men most attractive, was one of heavy stubble, rather than a five o'clock shadow or a full beard.