give (someone) face(redirected from give someone face)
give (someone) face
1. To show or treat (someone) with respect, honor, and dignity. The phrase is a translation from Cantonese and is used primarily in reference to Chinese people, culture, and business. While working abroad in Hong Kong, I learned how important it is to give face to one's employer at all times. I always take care to give face to my husband at any opportunity.
2. vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus on a woman.
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