English translation of '东张西望'
(dōng zhāng xī wàng)
look in all directions
⇒ 他东张西望，也没找到出租车。(Tā dōng zhāng xī wàng, yě méi zhǎo dào chūzūchē.)
He looked in all directions, but couldn't find a taxi.
⇒ 考试时，不许东张西望。(Kǎoshì shí, bùxǔ dōng zhāng xī wàng.)
During exams it is not permitted to look around.
Translation of 东张西望 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary