English Idiom – Puppy-dog eyes
Meaning – An innocent or naive facial expression. The expression puppy-dog eyes is used to describe a begging or pleading look – just like a puppy would give you! A look or expression it is very difficult to say no to.
When could you use this idiom?
- A child is asking for more of something.
- Your partner is trying to convince you to do something you don’t want to do.
- A friend is asking to borrow something important.
- Someone is asking to borrow more money from you!
- “Stop giving me those puppy-dog eyes. We can’t eat out again tonight, we’ve been out three times already this week and it’s only Wednesday!”
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What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.