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Фразеологизмы со словом ace

face value
The worth or price printed on a stamp, bond, note, piece of paper money, etc.
The savings bond had a face value of $25.
The seeming worth or truth of something.
Кажущаяся ценность или истинность чего-либо.
She took his stories at face value and did not know he was joking.
The car seems to be in good condition, but don't take it at its face value; get a mechanic to check it out.
Кажется машина в хорошем состоянии, но не суди по обложке, пусть механик посмотрит.
Something that serves to maintain the dignity or prestige of someone or something.
The shop teacher's note was a face-saver when another teacher thought John and Bill were playing hookey in town.
See also:save face
Something that helps to save your good reputation, popularity, or dignity when something has happened or may happen to hurt you.
The note was a face-saving idea.
Face-saving is not helped by too many invented excuses.
See also:save face
face to face
With your face looking toward the face of another person; each facing the other.
Direct, personal; directly, personally (written without hyphens).
Turning a corner, he found himself face-to-face with a policeman.
The two teams for the spelling bee stood face-to-face on opposite sides of the classroom.
The church and the school stand face-to-face across the street.
The stepmother and her teenage son talked face to face about his troubles in school.
The British prime minister came to Washington for a face-to-face meeting with the President.
The workers’ representatives had a face-to-face meeting with management to resolve the salary issue.
In the presence of another or others.
She was thrilled to meet the President face-to-face.
I have heard about him, but I never met him face-to-face.
Compare:in person
To the point where you must do something. Used with with.
The solution of the first problem brought him face-to-face with a second problem.
Compare:up against
faced with
Confronted with.
We were all faced with the many wars that broke out in the wake of the collapse of communism.
fall flat on one's face
Не достичь желаемого результата, не произвести желаемого впечатления, опозориться, ударить лицом в грязь.
Simon fell flat on his face when he tried to organize the meeting.
Саймон опозорился, когда попытался организовать встречу.
fall from grace
To go back to a bad way of behaving; do something bad again.
The boys behaved well during dinner until they fell from grace by eating their dessert with their fingers instead of their forks.
The boy fell from grace when he lied.
fall in place
fall into place
To suddenly make sense; find the natural or proper place for the missing pieces of a puzzle.
When the detectives realized that a second man was seen at the place of the murder, the pieces of the puzzle began to fall into place.