Meaning of “face the music” in the English Dictionary

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"face the music" in British English

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face the music

C1 to accept criticism or punishment for something you have done

(Definition of “face the music” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"face the music" in American English

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face the music

to accept responsibility 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)