game face

[ geym-feys ]
/ ˈgeɪm ˌfeɪs /

noun

a neutral or intense facial expression that suggests a focus on winning, as in a competitive sport or card game: The game faces at this poker tournament are as unflinching as stone.

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Origin of game face

First recorded in 1950–55
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