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face-to-face British & World English

(Of two people) close together and facing each other

face British & World English

The front part of a person’s head from the forehead to the chin, or the corresponding part in an animal

face English Thesaurus

she has a beautiful face

to one's face British & World English

Openly in one’s presence

have the face to do something British & World English

Have the effrontery to do something

cut off one's nose to spite one's face British & World English

Disadvantage oneself through a wilful attempt to gain an advantage or assert oneself

face up in face British & World English

With the face or surface turned upwards to view

to one's face in face British & World English

Openly in one’s presence

face down in face British & World English

With the face or surface turned towards the ground

in one's face in face British & World English

Directly at or against one; as one approaches

off one's face in face British & World English

Very drunk or under the influence of illegal drugs

someone's face fits in face British & World English

Someone has the necessary qualities for something

in-your-face in face British & World English

Blatantly aggressive or provocative; impossible to ignore or avoid

let's face it in let1 British & World English

Used to convey that one must be realistic about an unwelcome fact or situation

face to face in face English Thesaurus

the two men stood face to face

arse about face in arse British & World English

Contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical

shut your face ! in shut British & World English

Used as a rude or angry way of telling someone to be quiet

a straight face in straight British & World English

A blank or serious facial expression, especially when trying not to laugh

on the face of it in face British & World English

Without knowing all of the relevant facts; apparently

a slap in the face in slap1 British & World English

An unexpected rejection or affront

the acceptable face of —— in acceptable British & World English

The tolerable manifestation or aspect of (something usually considered suspect or immoral)

with egg on one's face in egg1 British & World English

Appearing foolish or ridiculous

the face of the earth in face British & World English

Used for emphasis, to refer to the existence or disappearance of someone or something

have the face to do something in face British & World English

Have the effrontery to do something

cut off one's nose to spite one's face in nose British & World English

Disadvantage oneself through a wilful attempt to gain an advantage or assert oneself