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face the music

Definition of face the music

  1. :  to accept and deal with the unpleasant result of something one has said or done <He knows that he'll be criticized for making a bad decision, and he's ready to face the music.>



Word by Word Definitions

faceplay
  1. :  the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of

musicplay
  1. :  the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity

    :  vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony

    :  an agreeable sound :  euphony


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