Wearing a poker face: studiously neutral; giving nothing away.
John, in his most poker-faced manner, continued to explain the rules.
Alternative spelling of poker-faced.
Origin of Poker-faced
From the attitude necessary in the game of poker, since one is ill-advised to reveal delight at being dealt a winning hand lest other players decline to bet (contrariwise, show disappointment at a poor hand if one is inclined to bluff).
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