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straight face

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a serious expression on your face that you use when you do not want someone to know that you think something is funny: Blake looked ridiculous in leather trousers, and I was desperately trying to keep a straight face.
Translations of “straight face”
in Chinese (Traditional) 故意板起的面孔,繃著的臉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 故意板起的面孔,绷着的脸…
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