Face Idioms: Face Phrases and Idioms are an important part that most people skips when they are studying body idioms.
We’ve prepared a list of more than 10 idioms on face and related terms you’ll ever need with the aid of the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary. Make an attempt to include some of these in your next English discussion!
Enrich your Vocabulary by practicing the English Idioms that are commonly used in everyday conversations and understand their actual meaning.
Names of Face Idioms
List of Face Idioms
- Put the Best Face On (Something)
- Rub (Something) in Someone’s Face
- Until You’re Blue in the Face
- Pull a long face
- Off the face of the earth
- Get egg on the face
- Face the music
- Lose face
- Be written all over one’s face.
- Blue in the face
- Keep a straight face.
- Save face
- Slap in the face
- Face the facts
Meaning and Examples of some commonly used Face Idioms
Put the Best Face On (Something)
Meaning: Make a point of highlighting the good elements of a terrible situation.
Example: The magistrate tried to put the best face on the loss of the Para-Olympic Games, pointing out that organisations would not have to be wrecked.
Rub (Something) in Someone’s Face
Meaning: Someone might be humiliated by pointing out and condemning his or her own mistakes.
Example: Roman really messed up his speech, and Katherine keeps rubbing the disaster in my face.
Until You’re Blue in the Face
Meaning: For a lengthened period of time, with no effects.
Example: I can talk with Chandler until I’m blue in the face, but she still doesn’t recognise the system.
Pull a long face
Meaning: If you have a lengthy face, you appear to be very depressed or concerned.
She came to Roma with a very long face.
Off the face of the earth
Meaning: When you say that it will disappear from the face of the earth or that something will be cleared off the face of the earth, you are referring to the fact that it will no longer be present.
Example: If a nuclear conflict breaks out, each alive thing will be wiped off the face of the Earth.
Get egg on the face
Meaning: To perform a fool of oneself or to feel humiliated.
Example: Tom had an egg on his face after claiming and boasting that the examinations were really simple but ended up failing most of his papers.
Face the music
Meaning: Accepting unfavourable consequences is a difficult task.
Example: After numerous years of cheating her employer, the defrauder finally had to face the music.
Meaning: Be ashamed or humiliated, particularly in front of others.
Example: Ruby lost face when her assistant was promoted and shifted as her boss.
Be written all over one’s face.
Meaning: The look on a person’s face indicates or indicates something.
Example: Sam’s guilt was written all over her face.
Blue in the face
Meaning: Exhausted as a result of rage, tension, or any other significant exertion.
Example: You can explain and argue until you’re blue in the face, but I reject to work.
Keep a straight face.
Meaning: To maintain a straight face and refrain from smiling, laughing, or otherwise expressing oneself.
Example: I had to maintain a straight face while my five-year-old brother told me about breaking up with his “girlfriend”, but I giggled about it with our mother afterwards.
Meaning: In order to prevent having others lose regard for one’s own worth.
Example: Rakim tried to save face by working overtime.
Slap in the face
Meaning: An unexpected act that is intended to hurt or embarrass someone.
Example: Charollete decision to work for our competitors by quitting our company was a slap in the face.
Face the facts
Meaning: To acknowledge that something is correct.
Example: The moment has come to face the fact that the policies made by our current government aren’t working.