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game face

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Definition of game face in English:

noun

North American
A neutral or serious facial expression, as displayed by a sports player or gambler.
Example sentences
  • In the midst of all the broadcasts, I started anticipating commercials like the ones featuring NCAA players with game faces who advertise March Madness with declarations like ‘Win or go home.’
  • He is one of few coaches who shows a bit of his game face when examining quarterbacks and offensive play calls.
  • They were getting their game faces on, wearing their lucky hats and lucky jerseys.

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