long face
noun Date: 1786 a facial expression of sadness or melancholy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • long face — noun count INFORMAL a sad, disappointed, or serious expression on someone s face: There were some long faces in the hall when the results were read out …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long face — Someone with a long face is sad or depressed about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • long face — n. a glum, sad, or disconsolate facial expression long faced [lôŋ′fāst΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • long face — long′ face′ n. an unhappy or gloomy expression • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • long face — ► NOUN ▪ an unhappy or disappointed expression …   English terms dictionary

  • long face — noun : a facial expression of sadness or melancholy usually affected or exaggerated go around with a long face feeling sorry for yourself Gregor Felsen * * * an unhappy or gloomy expression: He s been walking around with a long face ever since he …   Useful english dictionary

  • long face — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms long face : singular long face plural long faces informal a sad, disappointed, or serious expression on someone s face There were some long faces in the hall when the results were read out …   English dictionary

  • long face — {n.} A sad look; disappointed look. * /He told the story with a long face./ Often used in the phrase pull a long face . * /Don t pull a long face when I tell you to go to bed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • long face — {n.} A sad look; disappointed look. * /He told the story with a long face./ Often used in the phrase pull a long face . * /Don t pull a long face when I tell you to go to bed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • long\ face — noun A sad look; disappointed look. He told the story with a long face. Often used in the phrase pull a long face . Don t pull a long face when I tell you to go to bed …   Словарь американских идиом

  • long face — noun An expression of sadness and disappointment. Why the long face? Is something wrong? See Also: long faced …   Wiktionary

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