Definition of face the music in English:

face the music

Be confronted with the unpleasant consequences of one’s actions: we would later have to face the music over our bold moves
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  • But unless you are in the top 50 then you have to face the music, and the music is that you're not in the tournament.
  • This is my fear - being confronted with my irresponsibility, facing the music of my selfishness, learning that I've been caught doing my most embarrassing action.
  • The main perpetrator has not been found and Shane is here facing the music.
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