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long face

noun
1.
an unhappy or gloomy expression:
He's been walking around with a long face ever since he failed the examination.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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Examples for long face
  • She was blonde with olive skin and had a long face and pretty features.
  • Radiation therapists fit a long face mask to a patient.
  • Odd symptoms included a long face with coarse features, lopsided large ears, and large testicles.
  • These include a long face, prominent forehead and chin, and large ears.
British Dictionary definitions for long face

long face

noun
1.
a disappointed, solemn, or miserable facial expression
Derived Forms
long-faced, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with long face
A facial expression showing sadness or disappointment, as in Greg's long face was a clear indication of his feelings. [ Late 1700s ]
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