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

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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)…
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