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wipe the smile/grin off somebody’s face

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwipe the smile/grin off somebody’s facewipe the smile/grin off somebody’s faceinformalPROUD to make someone feel less happy or confident, especially someone who is annoying because they think they are clever Tell him how much it’ll cost – that should wipe the smile off his face! wipe
Examples from the Corpus
wipe the smile/grin off somebody’s faceI'd like to wipe that stupid grin off your face.
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