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Re: Got your game face on

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 26, 2006

In Reply to: Got your game face on posted by Tonya on October 26, 2006

: Is "got your game face on" considered an idiom? My son's class has to think of an idiom to be for Halloween. He was going to wear a game face (colts) as his idiom

It is indeed an idiom. The original, and I hope correct, meaning has been the subject of discussion on this site. Type "game face" into the search box on the previous page. However, the expression has entered a second phase, in which people assign a meaning to it as suits their needs, which are sometimes commercial. Your son can wear a Colts uniform or helmet to indicate the "game" part of game face, but he had better also adopt a facial expression, and perhaps makeup, indicative of the confident and determined attitude a Colts player must have in order to put fear, or at least respect, into his opponents.
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