wipe the smile off sb's face Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “wipe the smile off sb's face” in the English Dictionary

"wipe the smile off sb's face" in British English

See all translations

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wipe the smile off sb's face”
in Chinese (Simplified) 让(某人)不再得意(或高兴)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令(某人)不再得意(或高興)…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More