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written all over (one's) face
Evident by one's facial expression. Said of one's emotions or inner thoughts. Jenny said she wasn't scared before we went into the haunted house, but terror was written all over her face. John said nothing, but his response was written all over his face.
be written all over (one's) face
Of one's emotions or inner thoughts, to be evident by one's facial expression. Jenny said she wasn't scared before we went into the haunted house, but terror was written all over her face. John said nothing, but his response was written all over his face.
carved in stone
Permanently fixed or firmly established; incapable of being changed. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet carved in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
have (one's) name written all over it
To be a perfect match for someone's interests or tastes. Are you sure you don't want a popsicle? There's a cherry one here that has your name written all over it! A: "A mystery novel has Susie's name written all over it, doesn't it?" B: "Oh yeah, she loves spooky things."
it's written in the stars
It was fated or predestined to happen; it was meant to be this way. I firmly believe that it was written in the stars for me to come to this country and meet you.
written in the stars
Destined to be. I don't think my fame was written in the stars. I think it was a product of my hard work and the support of the people who helped me along the way.
carved in stoneand engraved in stone; written in stone
Fig. permanent or not subject to change. (Often in the negative.) Now, this isn't carved in stone yet, but this looks like the way it's going to be. Is this policy carved in stone, or can it still be modified?
It's written all over one's face.
Fig. It is very evident and can easily be detected when looking at someone's face. I know she's guilty. It's written all over her face.
not worth the paper it's written onand not worth the paper it's printed on
Fig. [of a document] meaningless or without authority; of no value. That contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. All the signatures are forged. Don't take a check from that guy. It's not worth the paper it's written on.
sealed with a kissand SWAK
written and sent with love and care. (The initialism is sometimes written on love letters. Also an acronym.) All her letters come SWAK. I know they are sealed with a kiss, because she says so.
written all over your face
If an emotion or your opinion about something is written all over your face, it is very obvious to people what you are feeling or thinking. My misery must have been written all over my face. Joy and relief were written all over the faces of the freed hostages.
not worth the paper it's written on
If something such as an agreement, promise or qualification is not worth the paper it's written on, it has no value, even if it seems official and definite. Many employers say that today's qualifications are not worth the paper they're written on. Note: Printed is sometimes used instead of written. The certificate is not worth the paper it's printed on.
not worth the paper it is written on(of an agreement, promise, etc.) of no value or validity whatsoever.
be (or have something) written all over your faceused to convey that the presence of a particular quality or feeling is clearly revealed by a person's expression. informal
the spoken/written ˈwordthe language, in speaking/writing: The spoken word is often very different from the written word.
not worth the paper it’s ˈprinted/ˈwritten on(of a written agreement, document, report, etc.) not having any value, especially legally, or because the person involved does not intend to do what they say they will: The promises in this letter aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
be written all over somebody’s ˈface(of an emotion) be clearly seen on somebody’s face: You could see he was guilty; it was written all over his face.
have somebody/something written all ˈover it(informal) show clearly the influence or characteristics of somebody/something: It’s been badly organized, as usual — it’s got the council written all over it.
sealed with a kissand SWAK
mod. written and sent with love and care. (The initialism is sometimes written on love letters. Also an acronym.) I know they are sealed with a kiss, because she says so.