face the music
Meaning: If someone has to face the music, they have to accept the consequences of doing something wrong.
- To avoid facing the music and accepting his punishment for doing something bad, our little boy will tell lies with the skill of a well-trained actor.
- Henry stole some money and bought a car, and when he realised he'd have to face the music he drove across the border to escape.
James will have to face the music when he