face facts

face (the) facts

to confront the truth about someone or something; to confront and accept the consequences of something. Eventually, you will have to face the facts. Times are hard.
See also: face, fact

face facts

also let's face (the) facts
we must accept the truth of this (let's) face it You have to face facts - when your boss tells you she doesn't like your report, you'd better rewrite it.
Related vocabulary: get real
See also: face, fact
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Recovering alcoholics and addicts have to face facts and admit they have a problem in order to get on the road to recovery.
IT may seem harsh and vindictive to fine people what would seem a lot of money for littering the streets with cigarette butts, but let's face facts, someone has to take a stand.
I think you need to face facts - things were great at first and you gave it a go, but it's not worked out.
Abi is forced to face facts after Aunt Sal assumes Lola is Jay's girlfriend, while Dean's dark side starts to show as Tosh comes clean to Tina and Lauren tells him it's over.
Jamie Martin LET'S face facts, Italy are no longer in this tournament just to make up the numbers or to guarantee Wales/Scotland/ Ireland gain wins (as suggested by Jeremy Guscott when Italy were first introduced).
Heidi Kenworthy, chief executive of MOWLL, said the launch of the Face Facts was more of the work to remember Mr Skelly.
45 Sligo Guinness Sligo Handicap Hurdle 2m4f ATR Card page 79 FACE FACTS heads back to the west of Ireland to Sligo with trainer Prunella Dobbs hoping victory will come the seven-year-old's way in a less stressful manner than when he last visited the track a month ago, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Rather than begging MPs to ignore the Treasury Select Committee, let''s demand the Government face facts and borrow the money themselves to fund the new hospital we need.
Talk to your husband and his sister together and give them information on the help available, as that might help them face facts more easily.
Welsh Women's Aid recruited the AMs to help launch a new campaign on the issue called Face Facts.
Our wizard PM, the self-proclaimed leader of the free world, is deluded in the extreme to the point of failing to face facts.
Many people who are in denial about hearing loss will eventually face facts and get their ears tested for the first time in order to make the most of their time with their grandchildren.
But let's face facts, there have been questions about the fitness and talent of several of Sven's men.
Once they face facts, the Central Bank will change its position, and they'll end up cutting interest rates more quickly.
FACE FACTS For women, left, Michele square watch with diamond bezel, Roman numerals and chocolate peau de sole strap, $1.