from the look of things

idiom

: judging by the way something looks or by circumstances relating to something
From the look of things, we won't be arriving on time.

Examples of from the look of things in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twelve teraflops of power requires creative solutions to power and cooling, and some family-unfriendly dots are arguably an easier issue to deal with than rampant overheating and red-ring defects (or, from the look of things, an even bigger console in the form of PlayStation 5). Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 28 Sep. 2020 And — at least from the look of things right now — the U.S. Secret Service. Mark Murray, NBC News, 20 July 2022 Both are in the playoffs, and from the look of things the Eagles are going to rest their starters. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2022 And from the look of things, Clarice is going to have to do some Nancy Drew–ing in the recesses of her own mind. Sean T. Collins, Vulture, 10 June 2021 But from the look of things, Amazon Luna is at least making sure not to pile friction on top of that proposition, making anyone's path to a seven-day free trial that much easier once the service opens wider to the public. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 21 Oct. 2020

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“From the look of things.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%20the%20look%20of%20things. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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