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English definition of “by the look(s) of things”

by the look(s) of things

(also by the look of it)
judging by the information we have now: By the look of things, we won't be able to take our holiday till the autumn .Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of by the look(s) of things from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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