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face the music

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  • verbaccept the consequences
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Synonyms for face the music

verb accept the consequences
  • be punished
  • bite the bullet
  • come to grips with
  • face the facts
  • face up to
  • face up to it
  • grin and bear it
  • look square in the eye
  • make one's bed and lie on it
  • pay the piper
  • swallow the pill
  • take one's lumps
  • take one's medicine
  • take the consequences

More words related to face the music

bite the bullet

verb. endure pain bravely
  • be forced
  • bow to fate
  • cross the Rubicon
  • face the music
  • have no choice
  • know no alternative
  • leap into the breach
  • pay the piper
  • seize the opportunity
  • stand up and take it
  • suck it up
  • swallow the pill
  • take it
  • take one's medicine
  • take the rap
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