10 English Phrases for Facial Expressions

  1. She was beaming.
    (= she had a big, radiant smile)
  2. The kids were smiling from ear to ear.
  3. He looked puzzled.
    (= confused)
  4. She grinned.
    (= had a small smile)
  5. He winced when the doctor gave him an injection.
    (= had a quick expression of pain)
  6. She gave me a dirty look.
    (= looked at me angrily)
  7. She blushed.
    (= her face turned red because she was embarrassed)
  8. His eyes were glazed over.
    (= he appeared
  9. Why the long face?
    (an informal expression to ask why someone looks sad or upset)
  10. Her expression was unreadable.
    (= you can’t know what she is feeling)

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