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straight facenoun [C usually sing]

us   /ˈstreɪt ˈfeɪs/
an expression on your face that shows on emotion in order to hide what you really think or feel: It’s hard to argue that point of view with a straight face.
(Definition of straight face from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 故意板起的面孔,绷着的脸…
in Chinese (Traditional) 故意板起的面孔,繃著的臉…
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