Game face


the neutral or intense facial expression of a determined and serious sports player

As soon as the team hit the floor, they put on their game faces.

noun phrase

The determined face one adopts in a contest; a mask of hardihood: Just keep your game face. We’ve come this far/ The advancing Knicks needed to wear their game faces in a hurry, and they did (1980s+)


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