Definition of the acceptable face of in English:

the acceptable face of

phrase

  • The tolerable or attractive manifestation or aspect of.

    ‘he presents himself as the acceptable face of gambling’
    • ‘Boris [elected as MP for Henley in June's general election] is the acceptable face of Conservatism; he gets out there and promotes the magazine.’
    • ‘The 44-year-old entrepreneur, already regarded as the acceptable face of racy retailing, will become an even bigger household name when Mind Your Own Business, which starts filming tomorrow, hits the screen in April.’
    • ‘Gold has been described as the acceptable face of the sex industry, pandering to the demands of British women who are apparently showing, as she describes it, a new spirit of ‘adventurism’.’
    • ‘For 25 years, Sir Richard (knighted in last year's millennium honours) has been the acceptable face of capitalism.’
    • ‘David Begg was, for years, the acceptable face of trade unionism, a forward thinker who knew the union movement would have to adapt itself to the modern age.’
    • ‘Although the initials in both cases designate motorcycle clubs, MCC groups are the acceptable face of the biking movement.’
    • ‘Simmons is the acceptable face of rap culture and is reputed to be worth more than $200m.’
    • ‘Perhaps they want to elect, what would be to them, the acceptable face of conservatism.’
    • ‘Since for Classical Realists morality is subordinate to power, hegemony is simply the acceptable face of dominance, and it declines when other states have sufficient power to challenge it.’
    • ‘Frithiof the Viking becomes the acceptable face of constitutional monarchy, democratic accountability, social Darwinism, upward social mobility, and family values spirituality.’
    • ‘The vacherin dish is the acceptable face of fondue for anyone still scared off by memories of clichéd Seventies fondue parties, and the reblochon tartiflette is the perfect teatime snack for straight after you get your boots off.’
    • ‘Throughout his career he retained the Fauvist love of bright colour, but he toned down Fauvist aggressiveness to create a stylish and exuberant art that to many people represented the acceptable face of modernism.’
    • ‘Lap dancing clubs have opened all across the country, and men's magazines like Loaded and FHM remain the acceptable face of pornography.’
    • ‘Christopher Hogwood was the acceptable face of early music, a conductor who never allowed dogmas of authenticity to overwhelm musicality.’
    • ‘But Shanahan's isn't about bargain food, it's the acceptable face of excess.’
    • ‘Somehow, Spy Daddy is the acceptable face of the female rescue fantasy.’
    • ‘He was very much the acceptable face of militant republicanism.’
    • ‘Each are the acceptable face of that much derided musical heritage - English folk music.’
    • ‘If this is the acceptable face of chain restaurants then I am all for it.’