show your 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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

show your face

appear or be seen in a particular place.
See also: face, show
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
See also: face, show
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
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