face the consequences

face the consequences

To experience negative repercussions for one's actions or words, especially those that one would expect to incur punishment. I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you've been caught, you're just going to have to face the consequences. If we do nothing to curb this pollution, I guarantee we will face the consequences in the future.
See also: consequence, face
References in classic literature ?
He had made up his mind to take Monty back with him to England and face the consequences.
I objected strongly to this proposition, plausible as it was, as the difficulties of the route would be almost insurmountable, unacquainted as we were with the general bearings of the country, and I reminded my companion of the hardships which we had already encountered in our uncertain wanderings; in a word, I said that since we had deemed it advisable to enter the valley, we ought manfully to face the consequences, whatever they might be; the more especially as I was convinced there was no alternative left us but to fall in with the natives at once, and boldly risk the reception they might give us; and that as to myself, I felt the necessity of rest and shelter, and that until I had obtained them, I should be wholly unable to encounter such sufferings as we had lately passed through.
You coolly inform me that you daren't run the risk after all, and that you can't face the consequences on second thoughts.
I must face the consequences of making the discovery, whatever they may be."
You are evidently determined to receive the adventuress as the true woman; and you don't scruple to face the consequences of that proceeding, by pretending to my face to believe that I am mad.
Andrew Vanstone's daughters -- or to persist in his present refusal and face the consequences." She bowed, and walked to the door.
A DETECTIVE is warning criminals who profit from drugs: "You will face the consequences."
In a statement here on Tuesday, Afridi said Rana Sanaullah is my respected colleague and if any allegation against him prove to be right, he would have to face the consequences as per law.
It said: "If there has been wrongdoing on anyone's part, he will have to face the consequences even though he has the backing of the BJP."
To this end, he demanded that the NLC should apologize to him within seven days or face the consequences.
'Spreading fake news is and will always be wrong, and it will only be a matter of time before you face the consequences for your irresponsible actions,' it said.
He said a raid was conducted on his godown of fertiliser after he was threatened to face the consequences. 'They said they will destroy my business and harm my family.'
The coffin will later be transported to his homeland, the TASR newswire reported.The community of Filipino Catholics is meanwhile meeting every day at 18:00 to pray at the place Acorda was beaten to death on May 26.Prosecutor made mistakeMeanwhile, the General Prosecutors Office claims that the prosecutor of the Bratislava I district prosecutors office did not follow the law in the case of Acordas death, and called for him to face the consequences of his mistakes.
Naehal Nawaz and Tareen must now face the consequences of their actions."
They should face the consequences whether they work for the council or not.