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What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"?



 
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What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"? #1 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:23 am   What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-61 "Losing It (1)", question 1

He's one of those people who can't bear being seen to be wrong in fact of losing ..........

(a) looks
(b) appearance
(c) face
(d) looking

Test No. incompl/inter-61 "Losing It (1)", answer 1

He's one of those people who can't bear being seen to be wrong in fact of losing face.

Correct answer: (c) face

Your answer was: incorrect
He's one of those people who can't bear being seen to be wrong in fact of losing appearance.
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LOSING face #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:40 pm   LOSING face
 

Note the spelling LOSING. This means LOSING self respect.
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What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"? #3 (permalink) Tue Dec 16, 2008 13:40 pm   What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"?
 

sorry but we have really noted the spelling of the word LOSING, but the question remains the same: What does losing face means?
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What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"? #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:44 am   What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"?
 

To 'lose face' means to suffer the loss of public respect, have your reputation damaged, to be humiliated, or suffer disgrace.
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What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"? #5 (permalink) Tue Nov 10, 2009 13:33 pm   What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"?
 

what does: can't bear in this sentence mean? = can't stand it? fed up with it?
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What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"? #6 (permalink) Tue Nov 10, 2009 13:56 pm   What does this idiom mean: "to lose face"?
 

Hi Saneta,

'Can't bear' means 'can't stand/tolerate/put up with. It suggests in the sentence above that he hates losing face.

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