face falls

(redirected from their faces fall)

face falls

To look or feel suddenly disappointed or disheartened, especially after being very hopeful or optimistic before. My face fell when I saw that the meal I'd spent all day preparing had burned in the oven. I could see their faces fall when I told them how much it would cost to process the application.
See also: face, fall

your face ˈfalls

you suddenly look disappointed or upset: He was quite cheerful until we told him the price. Then his face fell.
See also: face, fall
References in periodicals archive ?
A man shouts, 'Oh my God, it's Nick Clegg"' Ed Miliband, ex-Labour leader, tweets about a case of mistaken identity "When taxi drivers come to pick me up from home, their faces fall, and then they feel mortified and then they feel the need to say, 'But you are much prettier than her'.
But seeing their faces fall when they didn't get it, despite inging all that money and a real live Windsor at it, was a laugh, wasn't it?
Full browser ?