Poker face

What is a “Poker Face”?

A “Poker face” is used to describe a blank expression, and the masterful control of one’s composure in order to conceal one’s real emotions or reactions.

What does “Poker face” mean in Poker?

In the game “Poker” this refers to the skill needed to conceal your joy or misery caused by the cards you are dealt, in order to prevent your opponents from adjusting their strategy based on your visible facial composure.

I could not tell what she was thinking – she had such a great Poker Face.

Example of the use of “Poker Face”