game face

noun

Definition of game face 

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

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The winner of the game faces Kansas Friday in Wichita. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "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, NOLA.com, "Has North Korea already trumped the U.S. in the propaganda war?," 2 June 2018 Both are ardent fans who dipped into their fortunes to resuscitate storied European football sports franchises, though each betrays a markedly different game face. Andrew Caffrey, BostonGlobe.com, "A high-stakes European soccer match, made in Boston," 23 Apr. 2018 While some teammates shied away from Fall, Clark put on his most fearsome game face. Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bearcats overcome Central Florida in defensive showdown, 49-38," 16 Jan. 2018 The Winter Olympics may have come to a close in February, but Aparna Nancherla is just getting her game face on now. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Comedian Aparna Nancherla Is Everywhere Right Now. And She's Finding the Humor in Her Anxiety," 28 Mar. 2018 The winner of the 9 vs. 3 game faces either region 6 or 16. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "KHSAA posts Sweet 16 basketball draws," 31 Jan. 2018 The chairman of the company behind the Angry Birds game faces a 20 percent pay cut to reflect the loss of market value. Bloomberg.com, "Chairman of Angry Birds Maker Faces a 20% Pay Cut," 27 Mar. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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