put a bold face on


put a bold face on
acted unafraid

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put a bold face on something — see face …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a good face on something — I put a good (or brave or bold) face on something act as if something unpleasant or upsetting is not as bad as it really is he tried to put a good face on the financial picture II see face …   Useful english dictionary

  • put on a bold face — act brave …   English contemporary dictionary

  • face — [fās] n. [ME < OFr < VL facia < L facies, the face, appearance < base of facere, DO1] 1. the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and from ear to ear; visage; countenance 2. the expression of the… …   English World dictionary

  • face — faceable, adj. /fays/, n., v., faced, facing. n. 1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. 2. a look or expression on this part: a sad face. 3. an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: The child… …   Universalium

  • face — n. & v. n. 1 the front of the head from the forehead to the chin. 2 the expression of the facial features (had a happy face). 3 composure, coolness, effrontery. 4 the surface of a thing, esp. as regarded or approached, esp.: a the visible part of …   Useful english dictionary

  • put — 1. v. & n. v. (putting; past and past part. put) 1 tr. move to or cause to be in a specified place or position (put it in your pocket; put the children to bed; put your signature here). 2 tr. bring into a specified condition, relation, or state… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face — n Face, countenance, visage, physiognomy, mug, puss denote the front part of a human or, sometimes, animal head including the mouth, nose, eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Face is the simple and direct word {your face is dirty} {she struck him in the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Face — (f[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Facing}.] 1. To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • face — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. facing; countenance, visage, physiognomy, lineaments, features; front, facade, facet, obverse; van, first line; prestige, reputation; effrontery, insolence; mug, map, puss, phiz (all sl.). See… …   English dictionary for students


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