face to face/each other/look
to look at each other in blank dismay
to look at each other in bleak dismay
Hearing the teacher started to talk about his family, the students looked at each other in bleak dismay and did not know what happened.
eyeball to eyeball
- The two persons looked at each other as if they had ants in their pants.
- We were all looking at each other in dismay and at a loss for words.
- After hearing the news, all the women on the spot looked at each other in surprise.
- Jeff and Flora looked into each other’s faces with a look of fright.
- "I could see them pricking up their ears and looking at each other," went on the Mole
- During a pause, Mortimer and the stranger confronted each other. Neither knew the other