put a good face on


put a good face on
explain nicely, explain in a positive manner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

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