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?
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Paper him, as ye call it, set the hunt on him; and let honest, innocent folk show their faces in safety.
We want to introduce a law to make people show their faces and that means that those who breach that law will have to feel the consequences.
During voting veiled women were reportedly told to show their faces to ensure their identity, but were not provided with a female judge to reveal themselves too.
Do we have to wait till May 2015 when they will no doubt have a quick walk around, show their faces, and that will be it till the next elections four years later.
Melbourne, Mar 5( ANI ): New South Wales has introduced "burqa proof identity checks" that would require women wearing burqas to show their faces to lawyers before witnessing their signatures.
Sydney, August 20, 2011 (Frontier Star): Muslim women would have to remove their veils and show their faces to police on request or risk going to prison under proposed new laws in Australia's most populous state to be introduced to Parliament next week.
TWIN PEEK: Sarah and Katie show their faces outside X Factor house FACE GUARDS: Fans of Jedward outside Buckingham Palace gates
When knights met, they would raise their visor to show their faces.
Yes, yes, I know bona fide A-listers Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones deigned to show their faces.
Literally forbidden to show their faces, women left home only when wearing a head-to-toe veil with a little mesh area to see through; and accompanied by a male relative.
With names like Intimidation One, Angry Aryans (members of whom, despite propounding ``white pride,'' refuse to show their faces on camera) and Max Resist (called the most ``mainstream'' and ``slick'' of the acts), the lyrics aren't subtle.
I can see why they might have been a bit embarrassed to show their faces, since -- as far as I know -- not only did the world not end, but my VCR's clock didn't even stop.
With the emergence of the new law, most Muslim women have a simple message for the NSW Government that they will show their faces but will not give up wearing their burqas.
They should not take any notice of them because it's their custom not to show their faces in their country to any males, so why should they be made to show their faces in this country?
Root for questions without answers, geeks who won't show their faces.