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long face

an unhappy or gloomy expression:
He's been walking around with a long face ever since he failed the examination.
Origin of long face
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "I don't believe it; you long-face fellers will lie twice as quick as one of us," said Tim, walking up to Frank.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for long-face

long face

a disappointed, solemn, or miserable facial expression
Derived Forms
long-faced, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with long-face

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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