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."
- Anonymous12 months agoFavourite answer
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.
- CogitoLv 712 months ago
It would mean the same thing, but I've never heard anyone use the first of those expressions.
- LafawnduhLv 512 months ago
yes, same thing