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English definition of “wipe the smile off sb's face”

wipe the smile off sb's face

to make someone feel less happy or confident , especially someone who is annoying you because they think they are very clever : Tell him you saw Helena at the cinema with another guy - that should wipe the smile off his face !Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of wipe the smile off sb's face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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