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mace (one's) face

To spray pepper spray (commonly referred to by the brand name Mace) into one's face, typically in self-defense. If a guy attacks you, don't hesitate to mace his face.
See also: face, mace
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mace someone’s face

tv. to do something drastic to someone, such as spraying mace in the face. (Chemical Mace is a brand of tear gas sold in pressurized cans for personal protection.) I look at him, and suddenly I just want to mace his face or something.
See also: face, mace
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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