game facegame face
Informal an athlete's facial expression during or just before competition, when it indicates resolution and concentration: often used fig.: put on your game face and get to work
(plural game faces)
- (idiomatic) The expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent.
- The editor told his star reporter to put his game face on, because he was going to cover a potentially hours-long city council meeting where they were going to discuss the controversial issue and tempers were expected to flare.
- (idiomatic) A facial expression used to prevent giving away one's emotions.