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  • Hello everyone!

  • Welcome to Idiom 100, where we learn 100 commonly used idioms by native English speakers.

  • All of the explanations are in English, so it might be challenging for you,

  • but just try to imagine the meanings in your head and study hard and soon you'll be able to use these idioms in your conversations.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Hello again!

  • Today's idiom is: keep a straight face.

  • Keep a straight face.

  • Can you picture what this idiom might mean?

  • Well, let's picture your face and let's make your face straight.

  • So, that means your eyes are straight and your mouth is straight.

  • Okay, so you look very serious.

  • Not smiling, not laughing, you have a straight face.

  • Okay, now let's listen to 2 examples and think about the meaning of this idiom.

  • The first example:

  • I need you to keep a straight face when I tell the joke to Stacey!

  • Okay, I'll try my best not to let it show on my face.

  • Okay, so in this situation, he wants to tell Stacey a joke and he doesn't want his friend to laugh and spoil the joke.

  • Okay, keep a straight face.

  • And the second example:

  • I can never tell when youre being honest or not!

  • Ya, people say I tend to keep a straight face on all the time!

  • Okay, so maybe he keeps a straight face and you can't tell what he's feeling.

  • Happy, sad, joking, serious, always the same straight face, like a poker face, okay?

  • So, keeping a straight face means to look very serious and not to show emotion on your face.

  • Not smiling and not laughing, okay?

  • So, you can use this idiom in a situation when you want to tell someone not to laugh.

  • Maybe you have to tell them something embarrassing and you don't want them to laugh at you.

  • You can say, 'Please keep a straight face.'

  • Okay, or in a situation when you shouldn't show your emotion, so please keep a straight face, okay?

  • So, let's try using this idiom again some time soon.

  • See you next time!

Hello everyone!


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    陳素惠 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日