English Body Idioms Day 4 : It’s Written All Over Your Face

In this lesson you will learn how to properly use the English Idiom “It’s written all over your face”.

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It’s written all over your face

Welcome to Day 4 of the Special Edition of Speak English with Tiffani. I am Teacher Tiffani and in this episode I will teach you exactly how to use the English body idiom “It’s written all over your face”.

Are you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in.


Definition

The idiom “It’s written all over your face can be defined in three different ways.

  • The first definition of this idiom is “The expression on someone’s face is showing their true feelings”
  • The second definition of this idiom is “It is clear what a person is thinking or feeling”
  • And the third definition of this idiom is “It is very evident when looking at someone’s face”

So, whenever you think of the face, you can also think of the English idiom “It’s written all over your face”.

Usage

Now, let’s see how you can practically use this idiom in real life.

First, you can use It’s written all over your face when someone makes a mistake.
When someone makes a mistake and tries to hide it, they usually feel guilty. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “I know she’s guilty. It’s written all over her face.”

Second, you can use It’s written all over your face when someone gets caught doing something wrong.
When someone gets caught doing something wrong, it is usually easy to tell how they are feeling. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “I know my son stole the money. The guilt was written all over his face.”

Third, you can use It’s written all over your face when someone has some good news.
When someone has some good news, they usually want to tell others about it. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “I can tell something amazing has happened. It’s written all over your face. Tell me what it is!”

Fourth, you can use It’s written all over your face when someone does something wrong.
When someone is something wrong, they usually try to hide it from others. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “I know your did it. It’s written all over your face.”

And finally fifth, you can use It’s written all over your face when someone is feeling sad.
We someone is feeling sad, they usually don’t want to talk. Instead they may want to be alone. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “I know he is sad. It’s written all over his face.”

“It’s written all over your face”

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Until next time, try to use this idiom at least one time everyday. You can do it! You can Speak English!

~Teacher Tiffani’

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