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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Oh, and someone is leaving piles of bones outside his door, a witchcraft movie is being shot on his patch, a hood is intent on rearranging his face and the formidable DCI Steel is on his back with her usual mix of aggravation and dark humour.