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Definition of "straight face" [straight face]

  • A face that betrays no sign of emotion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "straight face" in a sentence
  • "Hooch listened with a straight face as a young lieutenant testified that all Hooch's whisky had been sold to the sutler at exactly the price it sold for last time."
  • "She shook her head but couldn't keep a straight face and said through the grin, "Definitely.""
  • "Fortunately, however, the Iranians returned to form, threatening to resume enrichment, and after several days, the IAEA adopted another meaningless resolution, allowing us to say with a relatively straight face that Iran would remain under IAEA scrutiny, and that we intended to push forward with a referral to the Security Council at the September BOG."
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