Definitions starting with F

ID #1600


as in the idiomatic phrases: put a face on somebody [cf. colloq. give somebody a black eye, etc.] to bruise a person's face; to give him a beating. (Nassau)

see the face to view a corpse before burial: I pass by the house this morning to see the face (Nassau).

 show the face to lay out a corpse for viewing: The undertaker show the face at the church and home before the service so the friends could see it (Nassau).

Tags: idiom, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-10 19:07
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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