slack-jawed


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slack-jawed

adj
open-mouthedvery surprised
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Hang up, some of you, and make wax for these slack-jawed sisters.
Look you, I have noticed in my long life that those who eternally break in upon Those Above with complaints and reports and bellowings and weepings are presently sent for in haste, as our Colonel used to send for slack-jawed down-country men who talked too much.
Can it really have been a year ago last Wednesday that I sat slack-jawed in Los Angeles and watched with utter horror as the reality rolled in?
The remainder of this glorious hour, however, essentially consisted of me sitting slack-jawed in front of the telly shouting, "Oh my God, did you *** see that
Tonight's episode picks up exactly where we left off, with Andy (the very easy-on-the-eye Emun Elliott) staring slack-jawed at the computer and Ally/Cath en route to visit her ailing father.
But, as singing superstar Sir Tom Jones stepped centre stage at the MGM Grand in January 2009, it became clear to the slack-jawed fans that age had finally caught up with their idol.
In just one telecast, the 'in your face' program introduced slack-jawed viewers to a living, breathing vampire, ragtag members of a Satanic cult, and a wacko 'teacher' who trains other women to-behave like a racehorse
I find most people to be slack-jawed, talentless, spoiled, entitled, weak, oversensitive, and undeserving of all the taken-for-granted luxuries our culture brings.
Lloyd (right) is back from Spain but is slack-jawed with shock when Ches has a pop at him and Andrea reveals his business partner Steve has plundered the Street Cars accounts, crashed a minibus and is suffering from depression.
The 27-year-old actor wasn't slack-jawed, but clearly awed.
The baffled forces of Scotland Yard are wonderfully captured in a confused-looking bloodhound, slack-jawed and mystified in the face of Macavity's sheer cheek and cunning.
Photographers, sports fans and commentators were left slack-jawed after seeing the image, which was massively shared on social media sites, and on Twitter was tweeted and retweeted thousands of times.