game face


Definition of game face

: a look of intense determination on the face of a game player

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It should be noted that every pitcher in those games faced at least three batters. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'," 3 Sep. 2019 Now, all these players have their game faces on, readying themselves for a testing campaign ahead., "Pre-Season 2019: The Best Pics and Videos as Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea & More Return to Training," 6 July 2019 Sunday, the Spurs’ incoming rookies settled in for a video-game face scan that has become an NBA rite of passage. Jeff Mcdonald,, "For Spurs’ incoming rookies, the bond is real," 8 July 2019 The winner of the game faces Tennessee on Saturday. Creg Stephenson,, "Kentucky vs. Davidson live stream, score updates, time, TV channel NCAA tournament 2018," 15 Mar. 2018 Model Kate Vitamin found another kind of company, twinning with her cat in matching bleach blonde bobs, and game faces on. Akili King, Vogue, "Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Laura Harrier, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More," 10 Feb. 2019 The winner of the game faces Kansas Friday in Wichita. Creg Stephenson,, "Texas Southern vs. North Carolina Central live stream, time, TV channel; NCAA tournament First Four 2018," 14 Mar. 2018 At the time, Klay, like every other basketball player over 3 years old, got his game face on by sitting at his locker and blasting music through his headphones. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "A dynasty secured," 13 June 2018 In several photos, including a formal portrait with their hosts in Pyongyang, Clinton and his aides kept their game faces on -- looking serious and determined, befitting the tone of the mission, according to a person familiar with the trip. The Washington Post,, "Has North Korea already trumped the U.S. in the propaganda war?," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of game face

1965, in the meaning defined above

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