face facts

face (the) facts

To accept or confront the truth about something or its consequences. It's time to face facts: there's no way for us to recover from this financially. Face the facts: once you have kids, you have to start being a responsible adult.
See also: face, fact

face (the) facts

to confront the truth about someone or something; to confront and accept the consequences of something. Eventually, you will have to face the facts. Times are hard.
See also: face, fact
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Whether we like it or not, we have to face facts,' he added.
But let's face facts, in every strike it's not the direct management who suffer it's the general public as well.
You have to face facts that the country cannot be held to ransom by the "riot factor", bring in the army if needed.
Parisa said of the show, to be aired on May 13: "It's been such a labour of love for everyone involved, and we hope you love it too." But let's face facts, it looks like fake news to us.
Let's face facts. Birmingham is a dumping ground for all sorts of things.
We should face facts. The Grenfell disaster happened as a direct result of Tory Government cuts, the imposition of seven years of austerity, privatisation, deregulation and outsourcing.
Ineptitude, corporate mentality and a chronic inability to face facts were all too apparent Then there was the apalling attitude of the Wilson government.
It's time for Greece's creditors to face facts. Greece will likely be leaving the Eurozone unless some of its debts are forgiven, regardless of any new bailout.
Recovering alcoholics and addicts have to face facts and admit they have a problem in order to get on the road to recovery.
Let's face facts: unemployment is down, inflation is down and wages are up.
Abi is forced to face facts after Aunt Sal assumes Lola is Jay's girlfriend, while Dean's dark side starts to show as Tosh comes clean to Tina and Lauren tells him it's over.
Heidi Kenworthy, chief executive of MOWLL, said the launch of the Face Facts was more of the work to remember Mr Skelly.
7.45 Sligo Guinness Sligo Handicap Hurdle 2m4f ATR Card page 79 FACE FACTS heads back to the west of Ireland to Sligo with trainer Prunella Dobbs hoping victory will come the seven-year-old's way in a less stressful manner than when he last visited the track a month ago, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Rather than begging MPs to ignore the Treasury Select Committee, let''s demand the Government face facts and borrow the money themselves to fund the new hospital we need.
Welsh Women's Aid recruited the AMs to help launch a new campaign on the issue called Face Facts.