shifty-looking


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shifty-looking

adj
informal censorious having the appearance of being dishonest
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Ben's mind instantly went to the "shifty-looking guy" who had been coming in recently.
Watch out for Rebecca Front and Rob James-Collier as two equally shifty-looking bus passengers, both of whom claim they didn't see a thing.
Among those who responded to the call: director Cameron Crowe (who had already snuck Spielberg into his film Vanilla Sky) and Cameron Diaz, both of whom fill out a train car as shifty-looking extras.
A shifty-looking Mo organises Kat's obituary in the Gazette.
The dirty Russian money Dima has been laundering all these years seems to have found its way into some very prominent British pockets, and semi-disillusioned MI6 agent Hector (played by shifty-looking Damian Lewis from "Homeland") is so short-staffed--yet so personally invested in bringing down a potentially corrupt rival--that he convinces Perry and Gail to put their lives on the line in order to bring Dima in.
DESCRIBED as a 'shifty-looking, short, bony-faced Welshman' in his security file, double agent Arthur Owens ended up playing a major role in Britain's victory in World War Two.
We can't even pin all the blame on the usual suspects: the pony-peddling French or those shifty-looking Romanians any more.
I'm sat on a Metro now and I can see a few shifty-looking people that I would bet have no ticket.
During the festive season a few years ago, I was in a pub in Hamilton when one of those shifty-looking guys walked in with a bag of DVDs, CDs and computer games.
WEAVING past a large group of middle-aged female fans and a separate huddle of shifty-looking male fans outside a London hotel, it's clear that Michael Buble has an eclectic mix of followers.
WEAVING past a crowd of middle-aged female fans and a huddle of shifty-looking male autograph hunters, it's clear Michael Buble has a mix of followers.