Meaning of “show your face” in the English Dictionary

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"show your face" in British English

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show your face

to appear somewhere when you are not expected to because you have done something bad:

How dare you show your face in here after saying all those awful things!

(Definition of “show your face” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"show your face" in American English

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show your face

to go somewhere where you are not expected or wanted, usually because you have done something offensive to someone else:

I don’t know how he can show his face here after the way he talked to my brother.

(Definition of “show your face” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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