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 ?
"That have I," he answered, "and close; but I care not to go nigh him in this plight, for his wife hath a gibing tongue, and will spread the tale until I could not show my face in any market from Fordingbridge to Southampton.
Masquerado's observation at the start of Love Restored expresses the dilemma precisely: 'Though I dare not show my face, I can speak truth under a vizard' (4-5).
Leith said, "I will not show my face at a town meeting saying we want to raise more money from the taxpayers."
"I shot a couple of attorneys," says Vaschon--who himself holds down a day job as a corporate graphic designer--"and that was one of the big stipulations: 'Do not show my face.'"