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face up

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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.
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  • She put her face up with a kind of humble frankness, to be kissed.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • Mr. Wagge stood silent, slightly moving his face up and down.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Everybody laughed as he twisted his face up, and tried to look serious.

  • The Chinaman screwed his face up into a curiously comic smile.

    Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn
  • It was very cruel in him, but he deliberately took her chin in his hands, and gently but firmly turned her face up to his.

    A Love Story Reversed Edward Bellamy
Idioms and Phrases with face up

face up

see under face down
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