- 面如土色 [miàn rú tǔ sè]
- One's face turned white [pale].; look pale [ashen]; turn (deadly) pale; sallow-faced; a livid face; a ghastly livid countenance; One's countenance changed to a pale yellow colour.; One's face became claycolored.; One's face turned as white as a sheet.; One's face turned the colour of clay (with fear).; One's face turned the colour of earth [ashes].; One's face was as pale as dust.; pale with fright
His ashen face showed how shocked he was.
He went/turned deathly pale at the news.