not show face

not show (one's) face

To not go or turn up some place, especially due to embarrassment, shame, or guilt. If she knows what's good for her, she won't show her face around here anytime soon. They can't show their faces in this town anymore after what happened two years ago.
See also: face, not, show
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

not show one's face

not to appear somewhere; not to go to some place. After what she said, she had better not show her face around here again. If I don't say I'm sorry, I'll never be able to show my face again.
See also: face, not, show
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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