game face


Definition of game face

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

Examples of game face in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Griner, averaging a team high 21.2 points in the playoffs, already had her game face on Saturday. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 16 Oct. 2021 Her game face stretched across the entrance of Barclays Center. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 There was an observation from one fan watching on television that squinting into the sun made Hoke’s game face more intense, while Utah coach Kyle Whittingham presented a more relaxed visage. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2021 Whatever your pre-breakfast game face, just know that Annie Clark's is better. Leah Greenblatt,, 7 May 2021 Get your game face on for a new season of Ellen’s Game of Games starting tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Katey Clifford, oregonlive, 6 Oct. 2020 On some occasions, a bubbly, energetic and eager rookie named Cliff Robinson would venture into the locker room after undergoing an extensive warmup routine and urge Drexler to get his game face on. oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2020 As Dede struggles not to overthink, Payton has his game face on and that black turtleneck. Shannon Carlin,, 24 June 2020 His game face on the court was, if anything, more intense than his teammates. Peter Hartlaub,, 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of game face

1965, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2021

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“Game face.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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