screw up face

screw up face
screw up (your) face to make an unpleasant expression with your face.

“This milk is sour,” she said, screwing up her face.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • screw up your face — screw up (your) face to make an unpleasant expression with your face. “This milk is sour,” she said, screwing up her face …   New idioms dictionary

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