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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It might be summed up in a drawing from 1937 that shows a many-handed Kahlo before the mirror, rearranging her face, altering her hair and simultaneously creating this self-portrait: in every respect, sui generis.
Now, if only Jim McDonald had done the decent thing and battered Liz senseless instead of only rearranging her face, the Bishop could have slept easier in his pulpit.