The room was full of Iranians: the women in pretty and expensive shawls, with hard, glossy hair and carmine manicures; the men in expensive slip-on shoes, time-choking gold watches and hangdog eyes.
With their flat diagonal fringes and hangdog , metrosexual anguish, they're like a heavily diluted version of skater punks… who were just a diluted version of old school punks.
In a voiceover, he remarks that it's not death he fears but a futile life, but, from his hangdog expression and recklessness toward his health, it's clear that he's already given into that feeling of futility.
In what may have been a public relations tactic, Alam wore a hangdog facial expression throughout, in contrast with her confident appearance in newspaper pictures during the week.
In becoming that figure, he also brought out the essential weakness of official Unionism, its demoralised passivity, its sentimental traditionalism, its dearth of ideas, its hangdog lack of creative energy.
McAvoy is sitting in the Soho Hotel sipping lime and soda and apologising for his hangdog appearance.
The lugubrious Scouser does his best, but who can blame him for that hangdog expression, with Coventry City languishing in the wrong half of the table and the shares that once made him a multi-millionaire delisted by the Stock Exchange?
So when Zhu appeared on Japanese TV recently, with a hangdog look, speaking of his difficulties, questions surfaced as to whether the reform czar was in trouble again.
It wasn't long before Paul shuffled up to me, hangdog .
Cuomo's voice, too, has changed over the years, losing some of its hangdog kickability and gaining faint echoes of Roy Orbison's ruefulness, as ‘The Other Way’ hints.