One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
often as exclamation A gesture in which the palm of one's hand is brought to one's face as an expression of dismay, exasperation, embarrassment, etc.‘I'm pretty sure said friend now thinks Anne and I are dating—facepalm!’‘you have to see this one to believe it—it definitely merits the double facepalm’
- ‘facepalm Having said that?’
- ‘I could not help but notice that his front seat passenger had already adopted the position known as the "facepalm".’
- ‘facepalm (It's not quite as bad as it sounds two classes got cancelled but still, that's more skipping than I've done all year.)’
- ‘But alas. *Facepalm*’
- ‘Facepalm so hard.’
- ‘facepalm Just because I pay for her and she calls me "dear" and we hold hands yeah, I have no leg to stand on here.’
- ‘The facepalm is as much for mike who fell for it hook, line and sinker.’
- ‘facepalm Cardigans are VERY IMPORTANT to me, okay?’
- ‘Facepalm indeed.’
Bring the palm of one's hand to one's face as an expression of dismay, exasperation, embarrassment, etc.‘did anyone else facepalm during this scene?’
- ‘I double facepalmed.’
- ‘However, a lot of cops, when they see something like this, facepalm and say "Those cops give people like me an EXTREMELY bad name!"’
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