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Face

The external appearance or surface of anything; that which is readily observable by a spectator. The words contained in a document in their plain or obvious meaning without regard to external evidence or facts.

The term is applied most frequently in business law to mean the apparent meaning of a contract, paper, bill, bond, record, or other such legal document. A document might appear to be valid on its face, but circumstances may modify or explain it, and its meaning or validity can be altered.

See: appearance, confront, endure, look, suffer, withstand
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In other words, out with reporters like Fergal Keane and Orla Guerin, people who have fought like tigers to present the truth, and in with anyone whose face fits.
Firstly, if your face fits as a councillor you can by-pass this system - thus getting an answer much quicker.
A lot is purely down to whether your face fits at the club or not.
You can't buy your way into this club, doesn't matter how quickly you can roll something out or how efficiently you can fast-track, either your face fits or it doesn't.
On the holistic side, the computer gives a facial image a quick overview, ascertaining how the face fits together as a whole.
YOUR FACE FITS, JOSE Mourinho has the charisma to succeed Harry (left)
It seemed to be a matter of if your face fits you keep your job.