In Reply to: Putting on a front posted by Jacquie on August 14, 2008 at 07:39:
: Does anyone know where the phrase "putting on a front" comes from?
I've heard: putting up a front. Merriam-Webster has this meaning for "front":
1 a: forehead; also : the whole face b: external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity