give (someone) face

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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.
See also: face, give
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Esquillo, however, doesn't give us faces but masks, as though alluding, as Flores notes, to the deceit of history and the image.