Green’s Dictionary of Slang

chevy (chase) n.

also chevie, chevvy chase, chibby chase, chivy, chivvy chase
[rhy. sl.; ult. the proper name Chevy Chase, the site of a celebrated 17C border skirmish and thus the subject and title of a popular ballad]

the face.

[UK]‘Ducange Anglicus’ Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]A. Mayhew Paved with Gold 70: ‘Stand back! [...] and leave the kid alone, or I’ll put out my Chalk Farm (my arm) and give you a rap with my Oliver Twist (fist) over your I suppose (nose) that’ll flatten your chevy chase (face) for you!’ he added, menacingly, between his teeth, as he shook his clenched hand in the air.
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict.
[UK]Sporting Times 29 Nov. 1/1: Touch me On The Nob. He has olivered. He took his daisy roots off his plates of meat and threw them in my chivy.
[UK]Sporting Times 30 Jan. 6/1: He was [...] getting the frog’s march proper, for having bashed a pint pot into the okeblow’s chevy.
[UK]P.H. Emerson Signor Lippo 95: I felt as if I’d lost a pound weight off my chevie.
[UK]‘Doss Chiderdoss’ ‘Belinda to the Bench’ Sporting Times 13 Oct. 1/4: I can read it in your chevy, I can read it like a clock, / That for me you’ve got a moon or two, perhaps a ‘tray’ in stock. / What, a brace with ‘hard’?
[UK]‘Doss Chiderdoss’ ‘When Duty Calls’ Sporting Times 13 May 1/3: Something like a grin / Charmed away the stern official scowl from Slobber’s chevy chase.
[UK]‘Doss Chiderdoss’ ‘A Derby Bet’ Sporting Times 28 May 1/2: He looked very much under the weather, decidedly down on his luck, / One could tell by his woebegone chevy how rotten a time he had struck.
[UK]W. Muir Observations of Orderly 225: A man’s arm is his ‘false alarm’; [...] his face ‘chevvy chase’.
[UK]Eve. Teleg. (Dundee) 11 July 11/4: Chivy chase [...] face.
[Aus]Mirror (Perth) 14 Sept. 17/2: Face: Chibby chase.
[UK](con. 1900s) in J.B. Booth Sporting Times 87: And then down the apples and pears she went, With a sorrowful chevy chase.
[UK]L. Payne private coll. n.p.: Face Chivvy Chase.
[US]St. Vincent Troubridge ‘Some Notes on Rhyming Argot’ in AS XXI:1 Feb. 46: chevy chase. The face. (England, 1857. Now obs. in England.) This is by no means obsolete; it is still the most common rhyming slang word for face.
[SA]L.F. Freed Crime in S. Afr. 106: His ‘chevy chase’ [is] his face.
[UK]S.T. Kendall Up the Frog.
[UK]D. Powis Signs of Crime 177: Chevy (Chase) Face.
[UK]C. Fitzpatrick ‘Gower ’98’ on Sussex University Canoe Club [Internet] By this time I was friar tucked off my Chevy chase and was highland flinging along with everyone else.
[UK]B. Dark Dirty Cockney Rhy. Sl. 37: She had a Chevy Chase like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle.