show one's face

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show one's face

Appear, as in She was so upset that we were sure she'd never show her face at the theater again. This idiom has appeared in slightly different forms, such as show one's neck or visage or nose, since about 1225.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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