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Posted by Warthog on September 03, 2004

In Reply to: Pointed remark posted by Henry on September 02, 2004

: : what does"if looks could kill"mean?

: It means that when someone gives you a hostile glare, it's such an extreme expression that if it was possible for a look to kill you, then this one would.

: There's a similar expression, "He looked (or glared) daggers at me."

"If looks could kill, they probably will..."
thank you Peter Gabriel.

'Sarcasm' is to make a remark intending to wound, so a 'pointed' remark follows that train of thought - it is 'pointed' in the sense of being incisive/sharp and with the capacity to offend.