face the music

face the music  {v. phr.},  {informal}
Иметь неприятности, подвергаться опасности, расплачиваться за свои действия; встречать, не дрогнув, критику или трудности.
The boy was caught cheating in an examination and had to face the music.
The official who had been taking bribes was exposed by a newspaper, and had to face the music.
George knew his mother would cry when he told her, but he decided to go home and face the music.
Категории: music {informal} {v. phr.}