make a face
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- (colloquial) To make a facial expression, often for humor, as a taunt, or to indicate distaste.
1849, “Mr. Jolly Green's Account Of The Great Paris Excursion”, in W. Harrison Ainsworth, editor, The New monthly magazine, volume 86, page 98:
- I looked at Tomkins to see whether, by chance, he had made a face at his lordship, ...
to make a facial expression