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face up

verb phrase

To confront boldly; acknowledge: It's time you faced up to how wrong you've been (1920+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He turned her face up to his own again, and softly kissed her wet eyes.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then, coming close to the captain, she put her face up for a kiss.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She asked like a child, with her face up and her lips apart.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • He put a finger under her chin and turned her face up to him.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • The intruder put his face up near Forrester's and glared at him.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
Idioms and Phrases with face up

face up

see under face down
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