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Game face

Posted by Smokey Stover on September 13, 2005

In Reply to: Game face posted by Bob on September 13, 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.

I would go with ESC and Bob. This very morning I heard the phrase "Put on your game face" on a TV show, in which Buffy (the Vampire Slayer), facing a deadly fight, so advises her close ally (a vampire, as it happens). SS