What does it mean to lose face with someone?
What is the meaning of too proud to lose face?
- lose face. COMMON If you lose face, you do something that makes people stop admiring or respecting you. He was too proud to lose face by looking nervous.
When did the word lost face come into use?
- In English it has been used since the late nineteenth century, an early example being R. Hart’s chronicle about China, Arrangements by Which China Has Lost Face (1876). See also save face. See also: lose, to
What is “losing face” in negotiation?
- Losing face. An essential element of Chinese business culture is reputation (called Mianzi) which the Chinese have within their personal relationships (Guanxi). Actions that can result in “losing face” for a Chinese negotiator are: interrupting while he is talking or directly challenging him or pointing out an error of his.
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