game face

noun

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 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, "'Ellen’s Game of Games’ | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 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, "‘He was a great teammate. I can’t say nothing but good things about Cliff.’ - Clyde Drexler on the versatile, intensely competitive and well-loved Cliff Robinson," 30 Aug. 2020 As Dede struggles not to overthink, Payton has his game face on and that black turtleneck. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "The Politician Season 2 Binge Club Recap: Episodes 1-7," 24 June 2020 His game face on the court was, if anything, more intense than his teammates. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "A tribute to Warriors legend Manute Bol, in seven photos," 5 Mar. 2020 Then the players put on their game faces and pounded the opposition. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: Jerry Reuss answers your questions," 7 Apr. 2020 Once everyone donned their game faces, and the puck dropped, Ward saw the makings of another championship contender. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins know what it means to play the right way," 22 Feb. 2020 The winner of that game faces Ball State in the MAC quarters on Wednesday. Chris Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Central Michigan women recover from disastrous second quarter to beat EMU in season finale," 8 Mar. 2020 Success and game faces aside, Steele also explained how the human aspects of their world can have a heavy impact on their reporting, such as the death of Kobe Bryant. Kelly Mccarthy, ABC News, "Famed sportscasters speak to Kobe Bryant's impact for women," 10 Feb. 2020

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2020

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“Game face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20face. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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