lose face

lose face
be embarrassed or ashamed by an error or failure, lose dignity

He lost face when his employees decided not to support him during the meeting.


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  • lose face — To lose prestige • • • Main Entry: ↑face lose face see under ↑face • • • Main Entry: ↑lose * * * lose face phrase to no longer impress people or be respected by them, especially by showing that you are not in control of a situation …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose face — {v.} To be embarrassed or shamed by an error or failure; lose dignity, influence or reputation; lose self respect or the confidence of others. * /Many Japanese soldiers were killed in World War II because they believed that to give up or retreat… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose face — {v.} To be embarrassed or shamed by an error or failure; lose dignity, influence or reputation; lose self respect or the confidence of others. * /Many Japanese soldiers were killed in World War II because they believed that to give up or retreat… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose face — Ⅰ. ► lose (or save) face incur (or avoid) humiliation. Main Entry: ↑face Ⅱ. ► lose face lose one s credibility. Main Entry: ↑lose …   English terms dictionary

  • lose face — ► to lose the respect of other people because of something you have done: »Both companies are denying responsibility for the crisis, as neither wants to lose face. → See also LOSS(Cf. ↑loss) Main Entry: ↑lose …   Financial and business terms

  • lose face — To lose one s reputation or standing is to lose face …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lose\ face — v To be embarrassed or shamed by an error or failure; lose dignity, influence or reputation; lose self respect or the confidence of others. Many Japanese soldiers were killed in World War II because they believed that to give up or retreat would… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lose face — to do something which makes other people stop respecting you. He refused to admit he made a mistake because he didn t want to lose face …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose face — to no longer impress people or be respected by them, especially by showing that you are not in control of a situation The government will lose face if they do not go ahead with this …   English dictionary

  • lose face — lose one s credibility. → lose …   English new terms dictionary

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