face facts

face facts
face facts phrase
used for saying that someone has to accept the truth, although it is unpleasant

When are these people going to face facts?

Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym
Main entry: face

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face facts (or face the fact(s))
: to admit that something is true

The time has come to face the fact that the government's policies aren't working.

The time has come to face the facts and admit that the government's policies aren't working.

Let's face facts–our plan isn't working.

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Main Entry:face

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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