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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Our streets are awash with changelings, shape-shifters, gender benders, hybrids and transformers of all shapes and colors, crawling with ladyboys who are neither ladies nor boys, brimming with people who have rearranged their faces so many times it becomes difficult to determine whether what you're seeing before you is a real, honest-to-goodness person or a painting by Picasso.