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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.
You should learn to face the facts, John, instead of making crude, meaningless comments.
Did he face the facts before he put the Conservatives on a pedestal regarding pensioners?
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.
FACE the facts Rihanna - you don't fit in that training bra any more.
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.
Let us face the facts that there is enough carnage on our roads without this.
Speaking to the media persons, outside the court Maulana Abdul Aziz said that all the cases that were levelled against him during the rein of Musharraf were baseless and added that, I am challenging Musharraf to come home and face the facts.
Just face the facts that the smokers are now in the minority and the quicker cigarettes are banned, the better.
It's hard to face the facts about the murder of Satendar Singh, which has been all but ignored in the national press.
We've got to face the facts that Goodison Park's days are coming to an end and that we need to move on otherwise investors will overlook the club.