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Game face

Posted by Bob on September 13, 2005

In Reply to: Game face posted by ESC on September 12, 2005

: : Recently I came across a phrase "put our game-face on.and not take it off for at least two years!". Could anyone please tell me the origin and meaning of this?

: I know nothing about sports. But I'll take a stab at this phrase. I believe it means an intimidating face devoid of that will rattle one's opponent.

I'm more inclined to say a look of determined seriousness. It's proof (to your teammates, the crowd, whoever) that you're all business. Intimidation may be a byproduct, but it's mostly attitudinal.