come to terms with 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 ˈterms with something

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