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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