long face

an unhappy or gloomy expression: He's been walking around with a long face ever since he failed the examination.


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long face
a disappointed, solemn, or miserable facial expression

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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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Example sentences
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.
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