You know when someone gives you a look and you just know what it means? The look. It could mean a lot of things depending on the context. But is it necessary to describe this look. For example, something like: After I ate the last piece of my mother's birthday cake, she looked at me like she no longer loved me and sent me to bed early. We all know that parental look of disappointment. Would you try to describe that look or is it enough just to say it? This is not an example from my story, but I believe it's close enough for me to ask how you guys would handle it. I would like to avoid giving more details about this look if it works. I'm uncertain, though. What do you think? Have you ever used "the look" in your writing? Did you go into detail or not? From the example above, can you picture the look enough in the context that you don't need a physical description of it? Or should what this look looks like be explained for clarities sake?