English Idiom – Face the music

Meaning – To accept responsibility for something you have done. To accept the consequences or criticism for your actions. If you face the music you are confronted with the consequences of your negative action(s).

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Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You are meeting your boss after making a costly mistake at work.
  • Somebody has to stand in front of a person they have wronged and apologise.
  • You have not completed your homework and your teacher is punishing you.
Example:
  • “We can’t hide here forever. We’ll have to go home and face the music for smashing the window!”
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  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.