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    32.look me

    “Lift the veil once, and look me in the face,” said she.
    Is it right ? Thanks!

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    Re: 32.look me

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    “Lift the veil once, and look me in the face,” said she.
    Is it right ? Thanks!
    Yes, "to look someone in the face" is idiomatic.

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    Re: 32.look me

    Not a teacher.

    "Look me in the eye" is the common expression in America.

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    Re: 32.look me

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Look me in the eye" is the common expression in America.
    And in the UK.

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    Re: 32.look me

    Why can't there be more than one common expression?
    "to look someone in the face" sounds common enough to me.

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    Re: 32.look me

    There are more than 20 hits for "look me in the face" on COCA. Unfortunately I can't access the BNC at the moment.

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    Re: 32.look me

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, "to look someone in the face" is idiomatic.
    Follow you , thanks!

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    Re: 32.look me

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There are more than 20 hits for "look me in the face" on COCA. Unfortunately I can't access the BNC at the moment.
    Now that many people hold "look me in the face" or in the eye correct, then , of course we can say : Look him at home , look it over there,come and look me in the office, in short, look somebody + somewhere is correct.Is that so?Thanks.

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    Re: 32.look me

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    Now that many people hold "look me in the face" or in the eye correct, then , of course we can say : Look him at home , look it over there,come and look me in the office, in short, look somebody + somewhere is correct.Is that so?Thanks.
    No! It's an idiom. You usually can't generalise from idioms like that.
    "Look someone in the X" is not an idiom.

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    Re: 32.look me

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No! It's an idiom. You usually can't generalise from idioms like that.
    "Look someone in the X" is not an idiom.
    Thanks a lot !

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