plastic grin

plastic grin


A forced, artificial smile; a smile someone wears despite having no feelings of happiness or joy.


John seemed fine at first glance, but before long I could tell that he was wearing a plastic grin and that something was bothering him.

Look at his big plastic grin—he’s such a con man! I sure hope he doesn’t win the election.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘plastic grin’ mean?

The idiom plastic grin means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘plastic grin’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘plastic grin’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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