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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.
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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.
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It grew upon my mind, once I could face the facts, that terrible as our posi- tion was, there was as yet no justification for absolute despair.
The resulting delusions in very many cases disappear if the hysteric or lunatic can be made to face the facts about himself.
Anne realised that the end of their life in this dear place drew nigh, and that she must face the fact bravely.
BEATEN odds-on favourite on his hurdling debut at Naas a week before Christmas, Face The Facts will be strongly-fancied to make amends in the 30-runner www.navanracecourse.ie maiden Hurdle in Navan today.
'Don't play the blame game and face the facts and figures,' Zahid said in acknowledgment to Khairy's statement.
You should learn to face the facts, John, instead of making crude, meaningless comments.
Dave says face the facts. Did he face the facts before he put the Conservatives on a pedestal regarding pensioners?
ISLAMABAD -- The World Stroke Day 2016 being observed on Saturday across the globe including Pakistan with the theme 'Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable'.
K CASHMORE states: "We need to face the facts; the country can't afford to take any more migrants." (The Journal, September 16.) Of course there are "shortages in the NHS" - without foreign labour the NHS would collapse.
Let's face the facts: the ones he will get are guys who are damaged and need help, or ones who are disillusioned.
Let's face the facts that it is better for us to be a viable part of a Cleveland town than on the fringe of a rural community.
He said that it was a high time for New Delhi to face the facts about Kashmir dispute and settle it in accordance with the Kashmiris' aspirations.
FA tr t FACE the facts, Rihanna - that training bra doesn't fit any more.
In a dramatic video released by Face the Facts USA, a non-partisan policy initiative, the group attempts to make American voters and politicians realize the rising piles of debt that the nation is accumulating.