get a good look at


: to see (someone or something) clearly
The witness wasn't able to describe the killer because she didn't get a good look at him.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This kind of exploratory surgery used to require a big operation with a long incision from rib cage to pelvis so that doctors could get a good look at what was happening to the gut. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Though viewers get a good look at each costume by the end of the TV spot, no names for the competitors are given. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 30 Jan. 2022 Aside from the Peter Iredale shipwreck and historic military batteries, visitors can get a good look at the massive south jetty that measures more than two miles long. oregonlive, 22 Oct. 2020 Kingsbury and receivers coach David Raih will get a good look at all three wide receivers and some of the other players in the mix beyond The Big Three of Hopkins, Fitzgerald and Kirk on Friday morning during the team’s annual Red & White Practice at State Farm Stadium. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2020 There seem to be two high-odds ways to get a good look at a wild mountain lion out West. The Editors, Field & Stream, 4 June 2020 By sending Stardust-NExT along now, researchers can finally get a good look at the crater. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 19 Jan. 2011 Glendale is gearing up to host back-to-back mega-events, with the Super Bowl in 2023 and the NCAA Final Four in 2024, and hoping the world will get a good look at the growth the city has seen and promoted in its sports and entertainment district. Corina Vanek, The Arizona Republic, 1 Jan. 2023 If there was any doubt, the fan made sure to put his Instagram handle @SeabassPerez on his back and stop near midcourt so everyone could get a good look at that handle. Matt Young, Chron, 2 Apr. 2022 See More

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“Get a good look at.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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