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Origin of straight face
OTHER WORDS FROM straight facestraight-faced, adjectivestraight-fac·ed·ly [streyt-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee], /ˈstreɪtˈfeɪ sɪd li, -ˈfeɪst li/, adverb
Words nearby straight face
Example sentences from the Web for straight face
There are some movie titles you can’t say with a straight face, and Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is one of them.Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Unapologetically Kicks Off a Bland New Franchise|Stephanie Zacharek|April 29, 2021|Time
“That’s so obviously not going to happen it’s a wonder we could include it with a straight face,” Meyers said.After a Violent Crime, Arizona Promised Reforms for People With Developmental Disabilities. It Has Yet to Deliver.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star|December 28, 2020|ProPublica
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
Except the Braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also Republican.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.Confidence|Henry James
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for straight face
Derived forms of straight facestraight-faced, adjective
Idioms and Phrases with straight face
see keep a straight face.