face up to
Meaning: If you face up to a difficult or challenging situation, you accept that you have to deal with it, and then do something about it.
- face up to sth We have to face up to the challenge of competing with new companies and new products.
- face up to sth It's time I faced up to the fact that I'm getting older and I have to start saving money for the future.
face up to: fact, reality, thruth, challenge
Ashley faced up to the fact that she had to deal with her drug problem and