Meaning of “take the rough with the smooth” in the English Dictionary

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"take the rough with the smooth" in British English

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take the rough with the smooth

to accept the unpleasant parts of a situation as well as the pleasant parts:

That's relationships for you - you have to take the rough with the smooth.

(Definition of “take the rough with the smooth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)