on the face of it

Definition of on the face of it

:from only what is known at first
  • On the face of it, her proposal seems ridiculous—maybe it will sound better when we learn more about it.

Word by Word Definitions

face play
  1. : the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

  2. : the face as a means of identification : countenance

  3. : presence, sight

  1. : to confront impudently

  2. : to line near the edge especially with a different material

  3. : to cover the front or surface of


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to conform or adhere

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