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about face a military command to turn and face the opposite direction.
about-face a reversal of one's position or direction, esp. in response to a military command. [3 definitions]
blue in the face exhausted from too much effort or activity.
cut off one's nose to spite one's face to take spiteful or vengeful action that causes pain or disadvantage to oneself.
face card any king, queen, or jack in a regular deck of playing cards.
face cord a unit of volume used for fuel wood, equal to about to one third of a cord, or about forty cubic feet.
face powder a dustlike cosmetic substance composed of talcum, used esp. to absorb excess oil.
face the music (informal) to assume responsibility for one's actions.
face to face very close to; right up to; in person.
face up to to meet bravely.
face value the actual value printed or stamped on the front of money, bonds, stock, or the like. [2 definitions]
face-lift cosmetic surgery performed to tighten facial tissue and improve appearance by eliminating wrinkles and other signs of aging. [2 definitions]
face-off in ice hockey, the initiation of play in which the referee drops the puck between two opposing team members who then contend for control of it. [2 definitions]
face-saving serving or intended to preserve one's honor, dignity, prestige, or good reputation.
false face a mask, usu. comical or grotesque, that covers the entire face.
fly in the face of to defy (authority, convention, or the like).
in the face of when faced with.
long face an unhappy, sad, or discontented facial expression.
right about face a military command to turn to the right until facing in the opposite direction, or the performance of this command. [2 definitions]
stare one in the face to be clearly obvious or impending.