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Idioms

face the music

This page is about the idiom face the music

Meaning

If someone has to face the music, they have to accept the consequences of doing something wrong.

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

James will have to face the music when he

a. goes to a concert

b. goes to hospital

c. goes to court

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