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?’
- ‘Facepalm so hard.’
- ‘The facepalm is as much for mike who fell for it hook, line and sinker.’
- ‘But alas. *Facepalm*’
- ‘facepalm Cardigans are VERY IMPORTANT to me, okay?’
- ‘I could not help but notice that his front seat passenger had already adopted the position known as the "facepalm".’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Facepalm indeed.’
- ‘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.)’
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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