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the acceptable face of ——

Definition of the acceptable face of —— in English:

The tolerable manifestation or aspect of (something usually considered suspect or immoral): the film’s breezy domesticity is the acceptable face of sentimental guff
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  • Sandy Brindley of Rape Crisis added: ‘Lap dancing presents itself as the acceptable face of the sex industry.’
  • Boris [elected as MP for Henley in June's general election] is the acceptable face of Conservatism; he gets out there and promotes the magazine.
  • The 44-year-old entrepreneur, already regarded as the acceptable face of racy retailing, will become an even bigger household name when Mind Your Own Business, which starts filming tomorrow, hits the screen in April.
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