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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!
(Definition of wipe the smile off sb's face from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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