English version

straight face

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstraight facestraight faceSERIOUS/NOT JOKINGif you have a straight face, you are not laughing or smiling even though you would like to I found it very difficult to keep a straight face. straight
Examples from the Corpus
straight faceFor the first hundred yards we keep straight faces.How can you say that and keep a straight face?It was very difficult to keep a straight face.Kemp is straining to maintain a straight face.We start with safe conversation and straight faces.I try and keep a straight face, but I can't help grinning at myself.Despite the problem of trying to maintain a straight face, there are distinct advantages to being on Cube's team.The old trick of keeping a straight face was failing him these days.
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