wipe the smile off face

wipe the smile off your face

also wipe that smile off your face
to stop looking happy or pleased You'll feel so good, you won't be able to wipe the smile off your face.
See also: face, off, smile, wipe

wipe the smile off somebody's face

to make someone feel less happy or confident, especially someone who is annoying you because they think they are very clever Tell him you saw Helena at the cinema with another guy - that should wipe the smile off his face.
See wipe the floor with
See also: face, off, smile, wipe