be someone's lookout

be someone's lookout
be someone's lookout
Brit informal
— used to say that someone who makes a bad decision or does something foolish is responsible for the result and will have to deal with it alone

If he wants to spend all his money on expensive clothes, that's his lookout.

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Main Entry:lookout

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lookout — [look′out΄] n. 1. an alert, careful watching for someone or something 2. a place for keeping watch, esp. a high place affording an extensive view 3. a person detailed to watch; sentry 4. Chiefly Brit. outlook, esp. for the future 5. Informal… …   English World dictionary

  • lookout — noun 1 be on the lookout for to watch a place or situation continuously in order to find something you want or to be ready for problems or opportunities: Police were on the lookout for anyone behaving suspiciously. | We re always on the lookout… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lookout — UK [ˈlʊkaʊt] / US [ˈlʊkˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms lookout : singular lookout plural lookouts 1) someone who is responsible for watching for danger and warning other people 2) a place that is suitable for watching whether someone or… …   English dictionary

  • lookout — look|out [ˈluk aut] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 be on the lookout for somebody/something 2 keep a lookout 3¦(person)¦ 4¦(place)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) be on the lookout for sb/sth to continuously watch a place or pay attention in order to find something you want or to be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lookout — look|out [ luk,aut ] noun count 1. ) someone who is responsible for watching for danger and warning other people 2. ) a place that is suitable for watching whether someone or something is coming, especially in a dangerous situation be on the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lookout — [[t]l ʊkaʊt[/t]] lookouts 1) N COUNT A lookout is a place from which you can see clearly in all directions. Troops tried to set up a lookout post inside a refugee camp. 2) N COUNT A lookout is someone who is watching for danger in order to warn… …   English dictionary

  • Lookout Mountain, Georgia — Infobox Settlement official name = Lookout Mountain, Georgia other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = City motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank… …   Wikipedia

  • lookout — [ˈlʊkaʊt] noun [C] someone who watches for danger and is ready to warn other people, or the place where they watch from • be on the lookout for; keep a lookout for to be watching carefully for someone or something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Lookout Mountain, Tennessee — Infobox Settlement official name = Lookout Mountain, Tennessee settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250x200px map caption = Location of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee mapsize1 = map caption1 =… …   Wikipedia

  • be on the lookout for — phrase to be watching carefully in order to find, obtain, or avoid someone or something Police in Brighton are on the lookout for a gang of car thieves. Thesaurus: to watch someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: lookout * * * be on the lookout… …   Useful english dictionary

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