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The forced smile that a person in a spotlighted position adopts in reaction to an opponent's attack during a verbal spar as a way to save face in front of an audience and to keep the mood seemingly friendly.
Senator Biden flashed his debate smile when Governor Palin accused him of voting for a federal tax raise.
by JMPetersen October 02, 2008
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