face the consequences

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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
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A jubilant Dagenham boss John Still said: "It was an absolutely fantastic result for us." County boss Ian McParland said: "Yet again we created loads of chances, but didn't score and faced the consequences."