show (one's) face

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show (one's) face

To go somewhere despite feeling embarrassed or being scorned. With the way my kids behaved there last time, I can never show my face in that restaurant again. How can you show your face around here, after what you did?
See also: face, show

show one's face

Appear, as in She was so upset that we were sure she'd never show her face at the theater again. This idiom has appeared in slightly different forms, such as show one's neck or visage or nose, since about 1225.
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show your face

1. If you show your face, you go somewhere where people can see you. Louis stayed in his Harlem apartment for three days after his defeat, too ashamed to show his face. If she shows her face again back in Massachusetts she'll find a warrant for her arrest waiting. Note: This expression is often used to talk about people who have done something bad or something that makes them ashamed.
2. If you show your face somewhere, you go there for a short period of time, often because you feel you should. I'll go for half an hour just to show my face, and then come home and go to bed, because I'm exhausted. I felt I ought to show my face at her father's funeral.
See also: face, show

show your face

appear or be seen in a particular place.
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show your ˈface

be in or go to a place, especially when you are not welcome: After what happened yesterday, I don’t know how you dare show your face here.If he ever shows his face in here again, there’ll be trouble.
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show (one's) face

To make an appearance: Don't show your face on my property again.
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The 22-year-old from London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said it is against her religious beliefs to show her face in public.
The woman, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of intimidation last week while wearing a niqab after the judge backed down from a previous decision that she would have to show her face.
The woman, referred to in court as "D", entered a not guilty plea to a charge of intimidation last weeK while wearing a niqab after the judge bacKed down from a previous decision that she would have to show her face to be properly identified.
The defendant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was allowed to enter a not guilty plea to a charge of intimidation yesterday with her face covered after a judge backed down from previously saying she must show her face in court to be identified properly.
The woman, 21, of Hackney, East London, told Blackfriars crown court she could not show her face to men because of her religious beliefs.
The Justices of Peace who witnessed the signature of a woman wearing a burqa had assumed it was Matthews but had not asked her to show her face.
But the Home Office has demanded that EVERY woman entering Britain must show her face.
In the film, one sees Mehria challenging a man who insists that the Koran forbids a woman to show her face to anyone but her family.
Sadly, Sienna failed to show her face at the bash, at the Guildhall in London.
AN ANIMAL rights protester was arrested yesterday for refusing to remove her hood and show her face.
Or perhaps it was because Dani was so ashamed of her attempts to have yours truly thrown out of a Dublin nightclub that she couldn't show her face.