face up to (something)

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face up to (something)

To deal with or tackle something that is troublesome and/or causes one trepidation. Just face up to your role in the situation—I'm sure Maggie will forgive you if you're honest with her.
See also: face, up

face up to

Also, face it. Confront or accept an unpleasant or difficult situation. For example, Jane had to face up to the possibility of being fired, or Face it-you were wrong. [Late 1700s] Also see face the music.
See also: face, up