face the consequences

face the consequences

to deal with the results of something you have said or done The law should force this man to face the consequences of running out on his family.
See also: consequence, face
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He had made up his mind to take Monty back with him to England and face the consequences.
I objected strongly to this proposition, plausible as it was, as the difficulties of the route would be almost insurmountable, unacquainted as we were with the general bearings of the country, and I reminded my companion of the hardships which we had already encountered in our uncertain wanderings; in a word, I said that since we had deemed it advisable to enter the valley, we ought manfully to face the consequences, whatever they might be; the more especially as I was convinced there was no alternative left us but to fall in with the natives at once, and boldly risk the reception they might give us; and that as to myself, I felt the necessity of rest and shelter, and that until I had obtained them, I should be wholly unable to encounter such sufferings as we had lately passed through.
You coolly inform me that you daren't run the risk after all, and that you can't face the consequences on second thoughts.
I must face the consequences of making the discovery, whatever they may be.
You are evidently determined to receive the adventuress as the true woman; and you don't scruple to face the consequences of that proceeding, by pretending to my face to believe that I am mad.
Karl realises that Sheila is overdoing things and warns her to slow down or face the consequences, and it's then that she admits she's pushing herself because she feels guilty about leaving Toadie for dead in the blaze.
THE Health minister has instructed state pathologists to carry out an autopsy on a baby who died from meningitis or face the consequences, after they said they could not because they did not have the proper equipment.
The Government must heed the warning to do more for the long-term unemployed or face the consequences of a long, drawn-out recovery.
Rana Sanaullah said PTI did not acknowledge the services of Fauzia Kasuri for which they would face the consequences.
Immigration Minister Mark Harper said: "Any foreign national who abuses the privilege of coming to the UK by committing a serious offence should face the consequences.
Summary: The Taliban on Thursday accused South Korea of breaking a promise not to send troops to Afghanistan after it released 19 Korean hostages two years ago, warning its forces to face the consequences.
Anyone with any information must come forward and let these scumbags face the consequences.
Bridgend Inspector Richard Holder said: "We are very disappointed, speed is a message we've hammered home time and time again but people are still ignoring it, so if you do speed, be prepared to face the consequences.
If it carries on with its present action, and is not prepared to mend its ways, then it must face the consequences.
One of the few drawbacks to term limits is that elected officials who make these sweetheart deals will not be around long enough to face the consequences.