wipe the smile off someone's face
wipe the/that 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 facecause someone to stop feeling so contented, complacent, or proud.
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