Meaning of “by the look(s) of things” in the English Dictionary

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"by the look(s) of things" in British English

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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 finish till next week.

(Definition of “by the look(s) of things” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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