be looking (one) in the face(redirected from be looking them in the face)
be looking (one) in the face
1. To be an unavoidable situation or issue. I know you don't want to pay for this expensive course of treatment, but if you keep ignoring your health, a hospital stay will be looking you in the face.
2. To be very obvious, especially suddenly. Thanks to all of those failed experiments, the solution is finally looking me in the face! Unfortunately, the solution—to break up—had been looking us in the face all along.