not show (one's) face

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not show (one's) face

To not go or turn up some place, especially due to embarrassment, shame, or guilt. If she knows what's good for her, she won't show her face around here anytime soon. They can't show their faces in this town anymore after what happened two years ago.
See also: face, not, show

not show one's face

not to appear somewhere; not to go to some place. After what she said, she had better not show her face around here again. If I don't say I'm sorry, I'll never be able to show my face again.
See also: face, not, show
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Pierce can't show his face again in the Emmerdale village so he might go somewhere else!" amanda.killelea@trinitymirror.com
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pretend expertise--eg, the fake dentist with such bad teeth he can't show his face on TV (315)
"After making himself a figure of hate in Liverpool and then Scotland, former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie seems keen to add the North-East to the list of places he can't show his face.
Hell's wedding bells: Beggs says he'll sue if he can't marry his lover; Wedding: The boyfriend of Beggs at court We can't show his face for legal reasons; Murdered: Barry; Court date: The partner of Beggs with an officer.
Oliver Cromwell has been dead for a long time, but he still can't show his face there.
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