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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I had no business in what was happening in the campaign because I can't show my face during their campaign, said Escudero, who had bolted his party, the Nationalist People's Coalition, a year earlier.
Now I can't show my face to anyone and am committing suicide," the victim said in his suicide note.
AIN'T NO STOPPING US NOW: Collingwood and Cook shake on their brilliant partnership' SMASHER: Colingwood' RECORD BREAKERS: Cook jumps for joy after his ton and gets a momento with Collingwood' OH DEAR DANISH, YOU'VE JUST DROPPED A CLANGER' THERE were plenty of thrills and spills yesterday, with Danish Kaneria making the biggest howler' THE SLOW bowler was in a spin as he fell head over heels while failing to take a caught and bowled chance off Cook' CAN'T SHOW MY FACE: Kaneria is left in disgrace
Carol's husband says she should laugh it off but she says: "I feel I can't show my face in public again."
Me and Lorraine like living here even though I can't show my face any more.
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