What does 'On the face of it' mean?
This idiom is used when describing the way a situation appears, while allowing for the possibility that things may be different:
On the face of it, the company looks very profitable. (The company appears to be very profitable, but this may not be the case.)
- Category: Body and bodily functions
Idioms similar to 'On the face of it'
- In the face of
- Face value
- In your face
- Fly in the face of
- About face
- Keep a straight face
- Long face
- Straight face
- Lose face
- Put on a brave face
- Smack in the face
- Written all over your face
- Save face
- Plain as the nose on your face
- Face only a mother could love
- Cut off your nose to spite your face
- Wipe the smile of someone's face
- Can't see your hand in front of your face
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