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face away

To turn one's head away from someone or something, so as to look elsewhere. I gashed my hand pretty badly last night and had to face away from all the blood.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

face away (from someone or something)

to turn away from someone or something. Please face away from me while I change clothes. I'll face away. You go right ahead.
See also: away, face
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As she read her statement, she faced away from her former partner and Alfie's father, Sam Gildea, who was jailed for Alfie's manslaughter and for his campaign of bullying and violence against herself.
To make his trick shot, he faced away from the hoop and stood with his knees bent.
Washington, June 10 ( ANI ): All four judges of The X Factor walked out of the Kansas City auditions on Saturday, as they couldn't stand listening to one "vocally challenged" contestant, who faced away from the panel while performing.
Even though the shop's windows faced away from the blast, the shock wave was powerful enough to shatter the glass.
And when the tension became too much, Mrs Benitez faced away from the spot-kicks and crouched behind a barrier, relying instead on the reaction of the Kop as Liverpool kept their nerve to clinch Wednesday's final berth against AC Milan.
They cowered in a corner and faced away from the crowds and the music, fearful of slipping down a slide into the water, said onlookers.
Their bodies were arranged so that the woman faced away from a man who had his hand placed on her genitalia, towards another man who was buried face down.
Fortunately, the giraffe carving survived erosion--it was etched on rock that faced away from harsh desert winds.