not show (one's) face

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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

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
References in classic literature ?
"Then," quoth the Sheriff, smiting his thigh angrily, "yon knave is a coward as well as a rogue, and dares not show his face among good men and true."
I trow thou drawest better bow than that same coward knave Robin Hood, that dared not show his face here this day.
`Thou shootest better than that coward knave Robin Hood, that dared not show his face here this day.' I would fain let him know who it was who won the golden arrow from out his hand, and also that I am no coward such as he takes me to be."
Sometimes a man will hide himself away, and not show his face abroad, for the mere reason that, though he has done nothing to be ashamed of, he dreads the gossip and slandering which are everywhere to be encountered.
As the police did not want his evidence, perhaps the press would be glad of it; and he had just written the last line of the narrative I have quoted in the preceding chapters, when Darius announced the visit of a stranger who refused his name, who would not show his face and declared simply that he did not intend to leave the place until he had spoken to the daroga.
The Pawnees and the white men are brothers, but a Sioux dare not show his face in the village of the Loups."
Fairfax said she should not be surprised if he were to go straight from the Leas to London, and thence to the Continent, and not show his face again at Thornfield for a year to come; he had not unfrequently quitted it in a manner quite as abrupt and unexpected.
While speaking on behalf of al-Qaida, he did not show his face.
"I only posted him once, although I did not show his face. I love him so much and I thank God for him as well," she said.
Few reporters claimed to have been tipped by some media managers that the Prime Minister might not show his face in the house only.
In Another story, the lead actress of 'Itiham' (Accusation) series has posted a picture of her son Jadyn kissing her on mother's day, that does not show his face. The caption reads, "Thank you for giving me the best title any woman on earth would wish to have "MOTHER"".
When the attack ends, a kanji appears on the back of the character who does not show his face in the trailer.
The original photo I saw of the boy's body being carried by the Turkish police officer did not show his face, but later, online, I saw a photo of the little boy sprawled in the sand, in his red shirt and blue shorts and smart new shoes, as if dressed for the first day of preschool.
"To have the hero throughout the movie and not show his face once is a big challenge," said a smiling Majidi, whose "Children of Heaven" was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 1998.
He did not show his face in court after his lawyer, E.