a face like a bag of spanners

a face like a bag of spanners

slang A very unattractive face, usually because it is hardened or weathered with age. A "spanner" is a British term for a wrench. Primarily heard in UK. I'm scared of her, honestly. Got a face like a bag of spanners, that one. Many people in this profession still hold the sexist view that if a woman doesn't have a face like a bag of spanners, then she's only getting ahead because of her looks. OK, yes, he has a face like a bag of spanners. But he's a really sweet and intelligent guy!
See also: bag, face, like, of, spanner
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