One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Openly in one's presence.‘if you've got something to say to me, say it to my face’
- ‘Why can't I be brave enough to ask you to your face?’
- ‘You don't often get rude things said to your face, but you get people writing letters, often anonymously, attacking your wish to be treated as fully human.’
- ‘Is it just me or does Gordon Campbell remind you of a person, most of you know one, who will say something to your face and laugh about you or tell stories about you behind your back?’
- ‘It's one thing being fed falsehoods over TV and radio but another kettle of rotten fish altogether when they do it straight to your face.’
- ‘I will tell you to your face what I've said off; no one can teach it better than you.’
- ‘Either he doesn't have enough nerve to call, or he has so much nerve that he lies to your face.’
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