face down

{v. phr.} To get the upper hand over someone by behaving forcefully; disconcert someone by the displaying of great self-assurance. * /The night guard faced down the burglar by staring him squarely in the face./ Contrast: FACE UP.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • face down — 1. To shame or intimidate with stern looks 2. To confront and make concede • • • Main Entry: ↑face * * * with the face or surface turned toward the ground he lay face down on his bed * * * ˌface ˈup/ˈdown idiom 1. ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-down — also face down (fāsʹdounʹ) adv. In a position so that the face is down: a victim floating face down in the water. * * * …   Universalium

  • Face Down — may refer to:*Face Down (band), a Swedish post thrash / death metal band. *Face Down (song), the first single by the American post hardcore band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus …   Wikipedia

  • face|down — «adverb. FAYS DOWN; noun. FAYS DOWN», adverb, noun. –adv. with the face downward: »Only two cards remain facedown, one of which is red (Scientific American). –n. Informal. a direct confrontation or showdown between rivals or enemies: »The other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Face Down — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal, Death Metal Gründung 1993 Website ww …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • face-down — adverb In a manner such that the face, front, or surface which is normally directed forward for viewing is positioned downward. She was sleeping face down on the sofa …   Wiktionary

  • face·down — /ˌfeısˈdaʊn/ adv : with the face down The cards were dealt facedown. lying/floating facedown He fell facedown in the sand …   Useful english dictionary

  • face down — {v. phr.} To get the upper hand over someone by behaving forcefully; disconcert someone by the displaying of great self assurance. * /The night guard faced down the burglar by staring him squarely in the face./ Contrast: FACE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • face down — Synonyms and related words: brazen out, challenge, complain, complain loudly, confront, contend with, dispute, dissent, face out, face up to, front, kick against, make a stand, meet head on, object, offer resistance, oppose, outbrave, outbrazen,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • face\ down — v. phr. To get the upper hand over someone by behaving forcefully; disconcert someone by the displaying of great self assurance. The night guard faced down the burglar by staring him squarely in the face. Contrast: face up to …   Словарь американских идиом


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