on the face of it

Definition of on the face of it

  1. :  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

faceplay
  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

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of


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