to get his smile back/so that his smile could come back again

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Lun-14

Banned
Hindi
Hi,

If someone is unhappy and you want to make them happy again by your kind words, would you say "get their smile back / let their smile come back again"?, e.g.

Rishi is my best friend. His mother died about three months ago. Ever since she's died, he has been very dull - doesn't talk to his friends, nor does he attend any party. I want to make him happy making him believe that the departed souls can never come back and that he should be happy with those who are alive; who love him unconditionally --- his family members, close relatives and friends. I often tell him jokes in order to get his smile back/so that his smile could come back again.

(My bold)

Thanks a lot.
 
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Yes, "to get his smile back again" works for me in the specific context you've given there. :)

    On the other hand, it's not an expression which I would instinctively say is very widely used.
     
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