an unhappy or gloomy expression: He's been walking around with a long face ever since he failed the examination.
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Origin of long face
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for long face
"I don't believe it; you long-face fellers will lie twice as quick as one of us," said Tim, walking up to Frank.The Boat Club|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for long face
a disappointed, solemn, or miserable facial expression
Derived Formslong-faced, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with long face
A facial expression showing sadness or disappointment, as in Greg's long face was a clear indication of his feelings. [Late 1700s]
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