What does 'Wipe the smile of someone's face' mean?
If you wipe the smile of someone's face, you do something to make someone feel less pleased with themselves.
- Category: Body and bodily functions
Idioms similar to 'Wipe the smile of someone's face'
- Plastic smile
- In the face of
- Face value
- On the face of it
- In your face
- About face
- Fly in the face of
- Put on a brave face
- Straight face
- Lose face
- Keep a straight face
- Long face
- Smack in the face
- Written all over your face
- Save face
- Can't see your hand in front of your face
- Plain as the nose on your face
- Cut off your nose to spite your face
- Face only a mother could love
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