Word of the Day / Al hapanim עַל הַפָּנִים
A bright smile or a refreshing facial are always welcome on the face. But in Hebrew, when things are a bit messed up, they can be found on the face, too.
If you have a smile on your face, you’ve got a hiyukh al hapanim. But if, like Alexander of storybook fame, you’re having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, then your day -- but presumably not your smile -- is al hapanim, literally “on the face.”