wipe the smile off (one's) face

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wipe the smile off (one's) face

To stop smiling or appearing pleased. Often used in an aggressive imperative addressed to one who appears to be enjoying the frustration or annoyance they are causing the speaker. Wipe that smile off your face, you little punk. You're going to pay for that! He can gloat all he wants, but this subpoena will wipe the smile off his face.
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wipe the smile off someone's face

cause someone to stop feeling so contented, complacent, or proud.
See also: face, off, smile, wipe

wipe the/that ˈsmile, ˈgrin, etc. off your/somebody’s face

(informal)
1 used to tell somebody to stop smiling, etc. because it is annoying or not appropriate: Wipe that smile off your face or I’ll send you out of the classroom.
2 make somebody feel less happy or satisfied with something: The news from the stock market soon wiped the smile off his face.
See also: face, off, that, wipe
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We are above them in the league so I've told my dad we are the benchmark for the Bens this season and he's desperate to wipe the smile off my face.
You can't wipe the smile off my face at the moment.
I used to say I wouldn't wipe the smile off my face for months.
I got near the top and could not wipe the smile off my face.
Bob, 57, said: "I couldn't wipe the smile off my face when I landed.
McGinlay, whose strike prevented the Jambos jumping back to the top of the Premier League, said: "It'll take two days to wipe the smile off my face.
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