Face the music
Meaning: to meet, or stand up to unpleasant consequences, for example criticism or punishment
- I stayed out all night. When I got home, I had to face the music from my wife.
- I missed a lot of classes this year. Now I have to face the music and find a new school to study at.
- Today I have a test that I didn’t study for. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to face the music and hope for the best.
Pop Quiz: When will you face the music?
- When you break the law
- When you break your arm
- When you break an egg
1, when you break the law, you will have to face the music and probably be punished. If you break your arm or an egg, you probably will not be in trouble for it and will not have to face the music.