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an unhappy or gloomy expression:
He’s been walking around with a long face ever since he failed the examination.
a disappointed, solemn, or miserable facial expression
A facial expression showing sadness or disappointment, as in Greg’s long face was a clear indication of his feelings. [ Late 1700s ]


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