face falls

face falls

One's expression suddenly looks disappointed or disheartened, especially after being very hopeful or optimistic before. My face fell when I saw that the meal I'd spent all day preparing had burned in the oven. I could see their faces fall when I told them how much it would cost to process the application.
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your face ˈfalls

you suddenly look disappointed or upset: He was quite cheerful until we told him the price. Then his face fell.
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References in classic literature ?
Upon his upturned face falls the gentle touch of a soft hand groping in the dark, and then a girl's voice in a scarcely audible whisper pronounces his name.
All were in Arab dress, but presently one of the number advanced to Tarzan's side, and as he let the folds of cloth that had hidden the lower half of his face fall away the ape-man saw the malevolent features of Nikolas Rokoff.
"When my face falls off and all the telly work dries up, this is actually where I want to be," she reveals.
Summary: Victoria Beckham insists her trademark sultry pout is not a conscious move - it is just the way her "face falls" naturally.
Who says her famous pout is not a conscious move, but the way her face falls naturally.
His face falls a little when I tell him we will have to return the car when ours is fixed.
VICTORIA Beckham has said she doesn't work on her famous pout - it's just the way her "face falls".