Face Like A Lurgan Spade
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A typically Northern Irish expression also spoken as "face as long as a Lurgan spade" meaning to look miserable or long faced.
One theory about the origin of this expression is that a “Lurgan spade” was an under-paid workman digging what is now the Lurgan Park lake. Another theory is that it is a translation from the Irish language lorga spád meaning the shaft/shin of a spade.
Upon observation you would say...
"She/he's got a face like a lurgan spade"
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