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It's written all over your face.

This page is about the idiom It's written all over your face.


If you say "it's written all over your face", you're saying that the expression on someone's face is showing their true feelings or thoughts.

For example

  • I knew my son had stolen the money. The guilt was written all over his face.

  • I can tell something amazing has happened. It's written all over your face. Tell me what it is!

Quick Quiz

Even if the joy of winning Wimbledon was written all over Rafael's face, Natalie couldn't tell because

a. she can't read Spanish

b. Rafael hides his feelings

c. they were talking on the phone

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Contributor: Matt Errey