rearrange (one's) face

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rearrange (one's) face

1. To change one's facial expression, especially to hide a negative feeling or reaction. Hearing the news filled me with shock and despair, so I took a moment to rearrange my face before returning to the table.
2. To badly damage or mutilate one's face by violently attacking it. He threatened to rearrange my face if I didn't give him everything in my pockets. He's a towering bulk of man who could rearrange your face with a single punch.
See also: face, rearrange
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rearrange someone's face

injure or mutilate someone's face by hitting it. informal
See also: face, rearrange
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He said: "I'm going to shut this man up, I'll rearrange his face. He's too easily hit, it's happened throughout his career.
Jacko, famously, paid someone a lot of money to rearrange his face. Whereas, at the moment, most folk would do Bieber's for free.
Hopkins warned: "Calzaghe is going to need one of those special doctors to rearrange his face after I get done with him."
Will the deranged singer send round the heavies to rearrange his face (the same ones who did Jackson's)?
The claimants threatened: "If he doesn't pay up, we'll send someone round to rearrange his face."