Visitors who are used to more directness must learn not to give straight refusals or a frank "no." Such a direct reply would cause the person who has made the request to lose face
. It is best to give an answer that causes no embarrassment to either party.
Gazmin said that if China does something contrary to its pronouncements, ''they will lose face
in the international community.''
As my husband says, it will be hard for my mother to lose face
and re-create a relationship with me.
Sir Terry doesn't lose face
and the context of Bulmore Farmhouse site is preserved.
Just think, to lose face
with all your mates, lose all your business contacts and not have a phone glued to your hand, sheer hell!
If the talks fail it will lose face
. If they are cancelled at the last minute, the government will have to answer the question: why were they announced at all?
By trading accusations in public, the whole community is getting tarnished and will lose respect in the eyes of employers, who hire Indians and also lose face
among the many nationalities that live in Bahrain.
1, 2007, quoted as saying: "You will see a balancing act, with some quiet diplomacy and pressure on Sudan to implement UN resolutions on Darfur but without making Khartoum lose face
Only the Government can't lose face
by calling it a C any more.
It is therefore important that Westerners do not inadvertently cause Chinese contacts to lose face
as this could ruin future business prospects.
But McClaren fears that he would lose face
, having taken such a monumental decision to leave Beckham out after last summer's World Cup.