What does lose face mean?

What is the definition of lose face?

"lose face" means:

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed

Example Sentences:

A: Happy Birthday!
B: My birthday was last month!
A: Oh. I really lost face, didn’t I?

The teacher lost face when she forgot to give the students their final exam marks.

The nervous businessman hated losing face, so he practiced his presentation many times.

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