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long face

A facial expression denoting sadness. Jill had such a long face yesterday after she learned that she failed her exam. Hey, kiddo, why the long face? Is something bothering you?
See also: face, long

long face

A facial expression showing sadness or disappointment, as in Greg's long face was a clear indication of his feelings. [Late 1700s]
See also: face, long
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Why The Long Face was running a good race last time and was brought down rather than unseating.
Henry made a balls of him the first time he rode him, but he rode a peach of a race on him today; the longer you hang on to him, the better he is" - trainer Richard Guest, referring to Henry Oliver, rider of novices' hurdle winner Why The Long Face
The man is Asian, in his early 20s, of slight build, 5ft 6in tall, with short dark cropped hair and a long face.
On the way out of Hampden, I understand she asked a Ross County fan: "So, why the long face then?
Daisy awoke around midnight to see a weird long face peeping in through the bedroom window.
The other was also about 14, white, 5ft 2in and skinny, with shaved dark hair and a long face.
The first attacker was white, in his 20s, 5ft 8-9in, of medium build, with a wide neck and a long face with red marks on it.
He was in his mid to late 20s, 5ft 7in tall, of medium build, with olive skin, a long face and short black straight hair.
Long face, like Natasha Bedingfield: Apply blusher to the cheek apples in circular motions to create a rosy-cheeked effect.
The falling Dutchman has been walking round with a long face all week.
The thief was around 6ft 2in tall, of slim build, aged between 19 and 23, with short dark hair and a long face.
My car's still back there,'' said Bob Seldon, 57, a patent lawyer from Santa Monica with a long face after the departing transport.
The singer, who is desperately trying to promote a new single, apparently walked around all night with a long face because she didn't get her way in the hotel.
As well as looking `hello boys' sultry, it blends the grown-out fringe into the rest of her hair and softens her long face (sorry guys, even Rach isn't 100% perfect).
The driver of the N-registered Peugeot is described as white, about 5ft 9in tall and of medium build, with short, cropped hair, a long face and stubble.