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straight face

noun as in serious expression

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Though I sometimes miss the verisimilitude of the early films, there’s something goofily enthralling about the fact that these movies can now feature Vin Diesel taking on a literal submarine and mostly pull that idea off with a straight face.

From Vox

There are some movie titles you can’t say with a straight face, and Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is one of them.

From Time

“That’s so obviously not going to happen it’s a wonder we could include it with a straight face,” Meyers said.

Amazing how people can still haul this one out with a straight face.

His commitment to keeping a straight face is more impressive than his dancing.

At one point Imagine Dragons and Lorde were invoked as examples of “a pretty good year for rock,” with a straight face.

When you worked with him, your job was to keep a straight face.

Even Loaded Lux could not keep a straight face, smiling as his competitor established a clear, early lead and never let up.

"If you can keep a straight face and deny everything, we will have a few minutes of fun with Dick," said Garry with a wink.

Although it nearly killed them to do it, the others maintained a straight face and listened with interest.

But if we can hardly look a crab in the eye and keep a straight face, what would we do if we met a duck-billed mole?

"To whom, is what you mean, little man," Dawson said with a straight face.

With the aid of his monocle, von Schlichten managed to keep a straight face.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to straight face, such as: deadpan, impassiveness, and poker face.

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