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Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. I heard in a video someone say:

"After all that happened, I don't know how you still have THE FACE to come here."

Is this common usage?

2. And does it mean the same as saying:

"After all that happened, I don't know how you still have THE NERVE to come here."

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago
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    Yes, it means the something similar. It is related to the expression "to save face," that is, to retain respect and avoid humiliation. But this usage is not very common.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    It would mean the same thing, but I've never heard anyone use the first of those expressions.

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  • 9 months ago

    yes, same thing

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