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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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