reality of the situation


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reality of the situation

the truth or actuality of the situation; the way the situation really is. The reality of the situation is that we must act right now. Let's face the reality of the situation and go out and get jobs so we can pay our bills.
See also: of, reality, situation
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At long last someone has looked through the quagmire of government spin and found out the reality of the situation.
The reality of the situation is that Arabs in this country and within the queer community are viewed as either terrorists or sex objects.
The use of the word "correction" implies that there has been something askew about the pricing--that it does not accurately reflect the supply and demand situation, or is at least lagging the reality of the situation.
But the reality of the situation that you may find yourself in as a working man disallows such thinking, and you have to be practical and find your way through it.
Workers at the shipping company are very put out to say the least by the way they have been treated, but the reality of the situation is that Irish Ferries are not breaking any laws, although the SUI is still complaining that Irish Ferries are not following labour court recommendations.
There's a lot of teenagers that watch our show and, hopefully, they'll sit down for a second and think about the reality of the situation.
This highlighted the reality of the situation and our number one concern, an asymmetric small boat attack.
Most people, including the Bishop, were led to believe things were okay until the reality of the situation emerged.
Every visitor could get a map with the location of this particular bush marked on it and could go there to check out the reality of the situation.
For me the force of "existentialism" in my politics of freedom and order is the focus upon the concrete reality of the situation at hand, and the circumstances which require prudential judgment, submission to duty and proper authority, within the broad context of a Christian Natural Law, a law mediated through religion--with Christianity being prim us inter pares, but the great historical religions not necessarily excluded--through institutions, social groups, intermediate organizations and all of those groupings which buffet the exercise of imperial authority over the individual.
Giving parents the option to transfer to a `higher achieving school' looks good on paper, but the reality of the situation is that it undermines the responsibility of school districts to make every school a high achieving school.
Such perceptions, though are well out of tune with the reality of the situation.
THE Sunday Mercury story 'Our water is worse than Athens' doesn't represent the reality of the situation.
It was obvious that you had an agenda prior to traveling there and that you had decided to cast your lot with the Palestinians, regardless of the reality of the situation on the ground.
But the reality of the situation for the two retailers was no fairy tale: 35,000 people out of work, 355 store locations to be closed and $2.