One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See long face
- ‘It was not a pleasant experience, driving along the road along with dozens of other long-faced motorists, all obviously suffering from post Bank Holiday blues.’
- ‘Journalism may need some long-faced fellows to look backward and tell us how things have gone badly, but that species is in more than adequate supply.’
- ‘The bathing suit section was packed with long-faced women.’
- ‘Halfway down a flight of stairs he encounters a long-faced, very earnest fellow strumming a guitar and singing to a group of young women who might well be Romance-language majors.’
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