a casual glance

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Allegro molto

Senior Member

She hurried into the room with no more than a casual glance in our direction.
(from Longman Language Activator)

What does the phrase 'a casual glance' mean?
Does the phrase 'with no more than a casual glance' mean 'paying almost no attention'?

Thank you
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    If she makes a casual glance in their direction, she looks at them briefly without staring or trying to get their attention. After this glance, she looks elsewhere.

    The phrase "a casual glance" is a fixed expression that people use when they want to talk about brief glances or looks that have no serious intent behind them.
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