game face

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game face (plural game faces)

  1. (idiomatic) The expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent.
    The editor told his star reporter to put his game face on, because he was going to cover a potentially hours-long city council meeting where they were going to discuss the controversial issue and tempers were expected to flare.
  2. (idiomatic) A facial expression used to prevent giving away one's emotions.

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