face the music Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"face the music" in British English

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face the music

C1 to ​acceptcriticism or ​punishment for something you have done
(Definition of face the music from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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face the music

to ​acceptresponsibility for something you have done: If she ​lied to me, then she'll just have to face the ​music.
(Definition of face the music from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)