Old-fashioned look

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Old-fashioned look

Postby Audiendus » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:46 pm

Old-fashioned look

To give someone or something an "old-fashioned look" is to look at him/her/it disapprovingly.

Does anyone know the origin of this expression? I have been unable to find an explanation for it.

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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:57 am

Sorry, don't believe I've heard the expression before.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:57 am

Sorry, don't believe I've heard the expression before.
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Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:12 am

It seems to be a British expression.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/old-fashioned

Perhaps the implication is that people were more censorious in the past.


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