“Have a good look” or “Be good-looking”?

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A student asked about the difference between “have a good look” and “be good-looking” – are they the same? Nope! Let me explain.

To have/get/take a good look means to see something closely and in detail.

If you’re planning to buy a house, you would visit it to get a good look at all the rooms and examine the condition of everything.

Before signing a contract, you should take a good look at the text – read it closely.

To be good-looking means to be attractive, beautiful, nice to look at. Maybe you’re at a party and ask a friend, “Who’s that good-looking guy over there?” because you think he’s handsome.

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