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British pronunciation/fˈeɪs ðə mjˈuːzɪk/
American pronunciation/fˈeɪs ðə mjˈuːzɪk/
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to accept and confront the punishment or consequence of one's wrongdoings or irresponsible actions

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to [face] the music definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "face the music" and when to use it?

The idiom "face the music" originated from the world of theater, where actors were required to face the orchestra pit (known as the "music") when receiving either applause or booing from the audience. It is commonly employed when someone is responsible for their behavior, whether it's in personal relationships, professional settings, or legal matters.

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Tomorrow, he will have to face the music and address the consequences of his actions.
After causing a commotion at the party, he faced the music and apologized to everyone.
Despite feeling nervous, she faced the music and confronted her fear of public speaking.
Despite his anxiety, he knows he must face the music and deliver the presentation.
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