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Lose Face

Definition of the verb Lose Face

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  1. [idiomatic] To lose the respect of others, to be humiliated or experience public disgrace.


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Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

lose face experience a setback to one's reputation or credibility. No political leader. whether democratically elected or a dictator, likes to lose face too publicly: various face-saving formulas are usually ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

To lose face is to lose social status and prestige, in embarrassment, shame, anger, and self-blame for being ostracized from social intercourse. Loss of face carries intense emotions due to three factors: one's deep shame, the importance of ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

The dream also could be drawing on associations with common idioms, such as “ to lose face,” “face the facts,” “face the music,” “poker face,” and “face value.” Failure Dreaming about failing, in school or in some task, may simply be an ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden

without the face fo, - 6oIox to lose face, 8 xyHMā eemeec xapax - Unable to look people directly in the face HYYPIOX to meet face to face, to confront HYYPJIYYP interface HYYPIOX 1. to face, to confront 2. to add a ...

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