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 ?
"It is enough that I tell you, my son," the old fellow was wont to say, "that for your own good as well as mine you must not show your face to your enemies until I so direct.
When the commission returned to the room and took its vote, denying the objection and pointing out that its jurisdiction did not allow an inquiry or investigation in such matters, on the advice of counsel, these people loudly, pointedly, and objectionably, pointed fingers and threatened members of the commission, accusing them of being "traitors," "enemies of the Constitution," and, in one case, stating that "you had better not show your face in Laconia, New Hampshire, without a mask on, or you will be in danger."
Grainne said in the past: "It was a tough few days and they're the days you want to stay in the house and close the curtains and not show your face.
"It was a tough few days, and they're the days you want to stay in the house and close the curtains, and not show your face.
"It was a tough few days, and they're the days you want to stay in the house and close the curtains, and not show your face, but as I said to Sile, if you do that one day, the temptation is to never come out again.