be written all over somebody's face

be written all over (one's) face

Of one's emotions or inner thoughts, to be evident by one's facial expression. Jenny said she wasn't scared before we went into the haunted house, but terror was written all over her face. John said nothing, but his response was written all over his face.
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be written all over somebody’s ˈface

(of an emotion) be clearly seen on somebody’s face: You could see he was guilty; it was written all over his face.
See also: all, face, over, written