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    Question english saying

    'your face could be your fortune' says a wise man...we have to discuss this at my english course and i know only a bit what to write about this but i don't think i'm right...can someone first explain to me what it really means in english?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grotesque View Post
    'your face could be your fortune' says a wise man...we have to discuss this at my english course and i know only a bit what to write about this but i don't think i'm right...can someone first explain to me what it really means in english?
    I'm not familiar with this saying, but if "face" is intended to be taken literally,here is one idea you might want to develop:

    A person's face can tell much about that person in terms of character, honesty, integrity, etc. The face makes up a large part of our first impression of a person.

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    yeah..thanks..it's a good start.hope until the day after tomorrow someone will give me a really subjective answer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grotesque View Post
    'your face could be your fortune' says a wise man...we have to discuss this at my english course and i know only a bit what to write about this but i don't think i'm right...can someone first explain to me what it really means in english?
    As far as I know, this phrase started as a commentary about actresses, models, and even actors. It refers to beautiful or handsome faces allowing people to make a lot of money in a number of fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    As far as I know, this phrase started as a commentary about actresses, models, and even actors. It refers to beautiful or handsome faces allowing people to make a lot of money in a number of fields.
    something like a movie director that makes a lot of money because of the great cast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grotesque View Post
    something like a movie director that makes a lot of money because of the great cast?
    A little. The beautiful face is usually on the other side of the camera.

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    For example, actor Leonardo DiCaprio (of Titanic fame) was hit over the head with a beer bottle at a party last year. His first reaction was not "Is my skull fractured? Should I go to the hospital?" It was "Will this leave a scar? If so, can plastic surgery fix it? After all, my face is my fortune!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    For example, actor Leonardo DiCaprio (of Titanic fame) was hit over the head with a beer bottle at a party last year. His first reaction was not "Is my skull fractured? Should I go to the hospital?" It was "Will this leave a scar? If so, can plastic surgery fix it? After all, my face is my fortune!"
    well L DiCaprio doesn't look like a smart person to me. and he made his fortune with his face indeed and lucky him that he's got talent...

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    Not necessarily that beauty is involved.

    Your honesty will shine through if you have an open face, and honesty is a valued commodity as well as beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordant View Post
    Not necessarily that beauty is involved.

    Your honesty will shine through if you have an open face, and honesty is a valued commodity as well as beauty.
    well, these days people don't care about your mind or your soul. if you are beautiful you are the best.it doesn't matter that u're damn stupid! bitches are most prefered by boys...too bad...

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