show one's face

show (one's) face

To go somewhere despite feeling embarrassed. With the way my kids behaved there last time, I can never show my face in that restaurant again.
See also: face, show

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.
See also: face, show
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Refusal to show one's face to the authorities could lead to a prison term of up to one year or a fine of A$5,500 ($5,882), according to the state's government.
It seems one only has to be lucky enough to show one's face on BBC Television and it is worth a million pounds.