face up to

phrasal verb
faced up to; facing up to; faces up to

Definition of face up to

: to deal with (something bad or unpleasant) in a direct way She has to face up to her problems now, or else they'll only get worse. We need to face up to our fears.

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“Face up to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%20up%20to. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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