come to terms with (someone or something)

come to terms with (someone or something)

To begin to or make an effort to understand, accept, and deal with a difficult or problematic person, thing, or situation. I should have the report ready for you by this afternoon, I just need to come to terms with this new software update first. I've tried, but I just can't come to terms with Amy, she's totally out of control!
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come to terms with

come to accept a new and painful or difficult event or situation.
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come to ˈterms with something

learn to accept something that is difficult or unpleasant: He finally came to terms with his father’s death.
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come to terms with

1. To come to accept; become reconciled to: finally came to terms with his lack of talent.
2. To reach mutual agreement: The warring factions have at last come to terms.
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