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wear a long face
To show sadness, disappointment, or dissatisfaction in one's facial expression. Jill wore such a long face yesterday after she learned that she had failed her exam. Hey, kiddo, is something bothering you? You've been wearing a long face all morning.
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a long face, to wear/draw/pull
To look sad or dissatisfied. A common expression in the nineteenth century, it no doubt came from the elongated look resulting from the mouth being drawn down at the corners and the eyes downcast.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer