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po-faced

  (British & Australian informal)
if someone is po-faced, they look very serious and unfriendly The po-faced librarian refused to let me in without my card. Why does she always look so po-faced?
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Po-faced purists will hate this 21st Century remake of the late, great Patrick McGoohan's hauntingly strange series about a tormented individualist trapped in a regimented world.
We have endured po-faced politicians and trade union leaders expressing "concern" for the future of Cadbury workers, but they all embrace global capitalism which has seen control of many British firms going into foreign hands.
The po-faced in our midst will have tut-tutted at such a statistic, complaining that consumerism and merry-making have apparently hi-jacked their Christian festival.
On the other hand there are so many po-faced, stiff shirt architectural websites out there you don't mind a bit of silliness.
Such endearing scattiness in a man who has a degree in accountancy is welcome in a sport which has its fair quota of po-faced automatons who drone on humourlessly, meandering through the challenges of every hole.
It's possibly intended to show the FSA isn't po-faced about the campaign--but it's in danger of trivialising it.
And, like Mike Kelley before him, he employs adolescent humor to bypass any lingering expectations of a po-faced, grown-up "conclusion.
And Juliet (Mar Baudesson) seems perfectly happy with her betrothal to Pads even after Romeo (Kim McCarthy) comes along, which makes you wonder why she goes off with the po-faced boy.
RICHARD Huddleston's amusing letter extending the logic of female only railway carriages to male only motorways (in the interests of safety) led to the predictable fury of some of the po-faced, humourless and politically correct contributions to Feedback.
I LIKE motormouth Jeremy Clarkson because he drives the pompous, po-faced and politically correct mad with rage.
Among the po-faced was a Ken Stringer, CEO of Alliance, an addicts' support group.
I've always been a bit po-faced about the idea that all you need to do to be put in the hallowed halls of method acting with Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro is put on loads of weight.
And without getting too po-faced about it, why is filth OK if it's packaged up nicely between book covers and called literature rather than up on a top shelf and - this is the real poser - when it's aimed at women instead of men?
A PO-faced pensioner who prefers gin to tea is the star of the year's most popular television advert.
Grease-monkey Mick, 62, faced closure unless he tore down the 1997 calendar after a po-faced Health and Safety officer - you know the type - described it as "porn".