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Lose face

DEFINITION

Embarrassed. Lose respect. ‘Face’ in this sense isĀ  used as to one’s reputation, so to lose face is to lose one’s high standard of respect. Suggests that one had a positive public image but one has done something or said something that has reduced that image.

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