face facts


variants 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.

Examples of face facts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The essay suffers from the same refusal to face facts that led the United States to launch abortive wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and reflects the same devotion to ideological nostrums that convinces Washington, time and again, to brand dictators as reformers and allies as pariahs. Michael Oren, Foreign Affairs, 31 May 2023 But let’s face facts: Long-term, a .227/.308/.395/./703 slash line still isn’t going to cut it. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2020 That's because the demand for greater diversity on boards—from institutional investors, lawmakers, investment banks, and exchanges—has forced companies to face facts: the problem is not the available pool of women candidates; the problem is the search process itself. Claire Zillman, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2022 But, let’s face facts, the Rangers have already acknowledged the pitching coach’s job is bigger than one man. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 31 Oct. 2020 Time to face facts: There’s no superstar coming to save the Phoenix Suns this season. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 7 Jan. 2023 Time for Apple to face facts: like it or not, the company is in the stalking business. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2022 Beyond Ozy, this story is about digital media spin; business models that don't pass a simple smell test; and unbelievable web metrics that people pretend to believe until forced to face facts. Brian Stelter, CNN, 28 Sep. 2021 To read the brief from Fitch is to face facts. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 26 July 2021 See More

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“Face facts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%20facts. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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