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be looking over one's shoulders

Definition of be looking over one's shoulders in English:

Be anxious or insecure about a possible danger: takeovers are the thing that keeps suppliers looking over their shoulders
More example sentences
  • Staff could be looking over their shoulders, worried about their jobs, for months.
  • It will increase competition and everyone will be looking over their shoulders.
  • Some of the more established teams should be looking over their shoulders.
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