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pull a long face
To assume a facial expression denoting sadness, disappointment, or dissatisfaction. Jill pulled a long face when she got her exam results back. Hey, kiddo, is something bothering you? You've been pulling a long face all morning.
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a long face, to wear/draw/pull
To look sad or dissatisfied. A common expression in the nineteenth century, it no doubt came from the elongated look resulting from the mouth being drawn down at the corners and the eyes downcast.
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