Face like thunder

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British pronunciation/fˈeɪs lˈaɪk θˈʌndə/
American pronunciation/fˈeɪs lˈaɪk θˈʌndɚ/
face like thunder

a person's face when it shows clear signs of anger or hostility

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face like thunder definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "face like thunder" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "face like thunder" is derived from the metaphorical association of a person's facial expression with the intensity and appearance of a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms are often characterized by dark clouds, a tense atmosphere, and the occasional presence of lightning, all of which convey a sense of anger, displeasure, or intense emotions. It suggests that the person's face mirrors the stormy and intense atmosphere of a thunderstorm, conveying their strong negative emotions. It is typically used to describe someone's temporary emotional state rather than a permanent characteristic.

As soon as I walked through the door, I could tell from her face like thunder that something was wrong.
After receiving the disappointing news, John's face turned dark and he had a face like thunder for the rest of the day.
Seeing her ex-boyfriend with another woman, Lisa couldn't hide her anger, and her face turned red, resembling a face like thunder.
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