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    take your mug shot

    Please, help me with the following (American English) sentence:

    This silver key is for the main door. The gold key is for your room. This is your temporary identification badge. When Personnel take your mug shot, you’ll get a permanent badge.

    (A hospital caretaker addresses to an intern newcomer.)

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: take your mug shot

    When you are arrested, part of the booking procedure is to take your "mug shot" -- your photograph. It is sometimes used for any official process that requires your pictures. Driver's license, work ID, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: take your mug shot

    "Mug" would be old-fashioned slang for your face, like "He's got an ugly mug on him, doesn't he?"

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    Re: take your mug shot

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Mug" would be old-fashioned slang for your face, like "He's got an ugly mug on him, doesn't he?"
    Or, in BrE, "He's got an ugly mug on him, hasn't he?"

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