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game face


the neutral or intense facial expression of a determined and serious sports player


As soon as the team hit the floor, they put on their game faces.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • But you know, the real thing about Mike is he is always going to keep his game face on.

    My Friend Iron Mike Ice-T April 27, 2009
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game face

noun phrase

The determined face one adopts in a contest; a mask of hardihood: Just keep your game face. We've come this far/ The advancing Knicks needed to wear their game faces in a hurry, and they did (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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