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She's got a face like a slapped horse

Posted by Barney on April 10, 2001

In Reply to: She's got a face like a slapped horse posted by Keith on April 10, 2001

: I heard this in a movie from England. "She has a face like a slapped horse." What does it mean? Is it common?
: Thanks.

I guess it means the 'she' in question is ugly, albeit I've never heard the expression in that form. More often heard is the expression 'horse faced' or ' A face like a horse'.

I, for one, don't find a horse's face ugly but there you are 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'.