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deadpan

1. n. an expressionless face. (see also pan = face.) This guy has a super deadpan.
2. n. a person with an expressionless face. When you come on stage, look like a deadpan.
3. mod. dull and lifeless. (Usually said of a face, expression, etc.) He has such a deadpan approach to everything.
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Kathie Lee Gifford was up next; Philbin, her longtime daytime co-host, deadpanned to the woman who made son Cody a national name, ``I've been reading your bio and see that you have two kids - when did that happen?
Like you, I've never heard of FX either,'' Stern deadpanned.
I try to help my defensemen, they try to help me,'' deadpanned Shtalenkov, who is 5-1 with three shutouts against his former team.
deadpanned Krawczyk, who's allowed four runs on eight hits over 5-2/3 innings in three CWS appearances, relying mostly on his deceptive changeup.
I remember I was in high school, a long time ago,'' he deadpanned, ``and I was talking with (former Philadelphia 76ers coach) John Lucas .