powder (one's) face

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powder (one's) face

euphemism To go to the bathroom. The phrase is a polite expression used to excuse oneself when going to the bathroom. Typically used by women, alluding to the application of makeup. I'll join you at the table in a minute, I just need to powder my face first. A: "Where's Mom?" B: "She said she was just powdering her face."
See also: face, powder
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powder one’s face

verb
See also: face, powder
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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SURPRISINGLY, the police officer's uncomfor table expression did not give away the fact that it was duress, not pleasure, that had caused him to powder his face and paint his lips.
And when Goodrich started to call himself Deanna, pluck his eyebrows, and powder his face, he was treated as anything but sacred.