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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.
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But Resnik, who has suppressed the memory of a violent act he committed, will continue to be haunted by a phantom pain that has him night-crawling cafes and chatting up people who aren't there anymore until he acknowledges his guilt and faces the consequences of his violence.
AER Lingus is being forced to cut jobs as it faces the consequences of last week's horrors.