lose face

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Calque du mandarin 丟臉, diū liǎn, signifiant littéralement « perdre la face ».

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lose face /Prononciation ?/

  1. Perdre la face.
    • Ahithophel, Absalom's chief counsel, hanged himself when he lost face after his advice was rejected. (John Shelby Spong, Beyond Moralism: A Contemporary View of the Ten Commandments, HarperCollins (2000), ISBN 9781878282149, page non numérotée, 1986)
    • When you start to feel unmotivated, you will look for ways to weasel out of your commitments. We all do it. If there's a stealth way to back out, without ever losing face, you will do it without hesitation. (Mel Robbins, Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You, Crown Archetype (2011), ISBN 9780307716729, page 221, 2011)
    • He had arranged for one of his managers to be present in the office with us, so I should have realised immediately that there was little chance of him backing down since that would have meant losing face in front of a subordinate. (Sharon Pincott, Battle for the President's Elephants: Life, Lunacy and Elation in the African Bush, Jacana Media (2012), ISBN 9781431403592, page 97, 2012)

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