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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
References in classic literature ?
He was now facing the consequences of his insanity.
I gave him his choice between doing his niece justice on my terms, or facing the consequence of a public assertion of her existence in a court of law.
He continued that they were facing the consequences Indus Waters Treaty, as three rivers were handed over to India.
In Cardiff a bungled schools reorganisation has caused unnecessary distress to thousands of parents, children and staff, and the budget is out of control, with council taxpayers facing the consequences of a pounds 7m overspend.
Throughout the novel she is torn between saving the Russian's life and facing the consequences of such treason, making this a strong novel on which to base discussions of duty, loyalty and responsibility to oneself and to one's country.
Palestinian civilians are now facing the consequences of allowing murderers to come to such power.
Sweden faired better than most in facing the consequences of ethnic diversity, but as the economy stiffened and factories closed, upholding an unprejudiced attitude became thornier.
British businesses are facing the consequences of careless driving, with more than a third of Britons taking time off as the result of a crash.
HANSIE Cronje's death has provoked little sympathy from a cricketing community still facing the consequences of his deception and the match-fixing scandal that tainted the sport.
Trying to drive away following an argument with his family proved worse than facing the consequences for Rhys James Thomas.
Facing the consequences may be a way to make yourself vulnerable to be hurt and taken advantage of.