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

rearrange someone's face

injure or mutilate someone's face by hitting it. informal
See also: face, rearrange
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He collected 72 stitches in around 25 bouts, deciding to quit when an "Aborigine giant" rearranged his face almost beyond repair.
STARTLED by the steep bounce off a docile pitch, the Australian batsman could only fend Steve Harmison's vicious delivery to second slip before it rearranged his face.
``It has rearranged his face,and it has made him look so much more like other boys his age.