Moments like these could cause ticket-buyers to squirm or, perhaps, reflect on their own capacity to overlook and forgive.
In many ways, Jack appears to be a player, shrewdly attentive to details other men might overlook.
This has often resulted in a willingness to overlook offenses that would get a lesser man fired.
mid-14c., "to examine, scrutinize, inspect," from over- + look (v.). Another Middle English sense was "to peer over the top of." These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning "to look over or beyond and thus not see," via notion of "to choose to not notice" is first recorded 1520s. Seemingly contradictory sense of "to watch over officially, keep an eye on, superintend" is from 1530s. Related: Overlooked; overlooking. In Shekaspeare's day, overlooking also was a common term for "inflicting the evil eye on" (someone or something).