Lantern Jaws

Cheeks so thin that one may see daylight through them, as light shows through the horn of a lantern. In French, “un visage si maigre que si on mettait une bougie allumée dans la bouche, la lumière paraitait au travers des joues.”

Lantern-jawed.
Having lantern-jaws.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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