face facts

idiom
variants: or face the fact(s)
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of face facts

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

face play
  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

  2. : the face as a means of identification : countenance

  3. : presence, sight

  1. : to confront impudently

  2. : to line near the edge especially with a different material

  3. : to cover the front or surface of

fact play facts
  1. : something that has actual existence

  2. : an actual occurrence

  3. : a piece of information presented as having objective reality


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