Idiom:  written all over one's face

Meaning

Idiom:  written all over one's face

  • when one's expression shows their real feelings

Example sentences

  • When I arrived at the hospital I asked to see my dad but his death was written all over my mother's face.
  • I tried to hide my disappointment when I wasn't selected for the cheerleading squad but the disappointment was written all over my face
  • When I went over to my mother's to tell her I was engaged, I knew she had already found out because happiness and excitement were already written all over her face.
  • Jealousy was written all over my husband's face when he saw our neighbors' new BMW.
  • I hope happiness wasn't written all over my face when my boss announced she was leaving the firm.
  • Surprise was written all over my parents faces when I announced I was moving to Beijing for work.
  • I can tell you're not happy because your annoyance is written all over your face.
  • I'm sure he was surprised he got promoted because shock was written all over his face.


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