loss of face
- a loss of respect; humiliation
Oxford American Dictionary
...rsquo;t have serious marital intentions , her family would suffer a great loss of face. 她只是擔心，如果我這個29歲的美國研究生沒有認真的結婚意願的話，她的家人...
... credit ratings by one to three notches to reflect the risk of losses they face from volatile capital markets activities. Credit Suisse...
...airline of my country are also facing the same problem, 兩家航空公司近兩年都...原因還是和油價上漲，燃料稅飆高所致 both of the two companies (stay in loss situation) in (latest) two years...