to (one's) face

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to (one's) face

To one directly, often quite literally by speaking face to face, as opposed to indirect methods. Hey, if you've got a problem with me, tell me to my face instead of complaining about me to everyone else at work.
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to one's face

Openly, directly, as in I do not have the nerve to tell him to his face that he wasn't invited and shouldn't have come . This idiom alludes to a direct confrontation. [Mid-1500s]
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to someone's face

COMMON If you say something, especially something critical or unpleasant, to a person's face, you say it directly to them. He was too old and he had to step aside. But who was going to say so to his face? At school, no-one would ever say anything to my face because they were scared of me.
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to somebody’s ˈface

(say something) openly, when speaking to somebody: Would you really call her a liar to her face?I think he’s guilty but I’d never dare say it to his face. OPPOSITE: behind somebody’s back
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to (one's) face

In the view or hearing of: insulted me to my face.
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Additions to your face, such as a beard or glasses, are assimilated into or incorporated into the face recognition gestalt of the brain, unlike other elements that are irrelevant to facial recognition, such as the chair you're sitting on.
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