Idiom:  face it


Idiom:  (let's) face it

  • used to say it's necessary to understand something is true and accept it

Note:  this idiom is often used in the imperative form before saying something that's unpleasant but true.

Example sentences

  • Let's face it—my test scores are not good enough to get a scholarship to college.
  • After trying to get Sarah to notice me all semester I had to finally face it—she's just not interested in me. 
  • Let's face it, there's a 99.9% chance it will rain on your wedding so let's plan accordingly.
  • I know it's hard to accept but face it, this business idea isn't working—but that doesn't mean you can't try another.
  • Let's face it, there aren't enough students enrolled for this class so we're going to have to cancel it.
  • Jonathan doesn't want to face it but he's got a drinking problem and he needs to go to rehab.
  • I didn't want to face it but I'm finally taking medication because my blood pressure was getting dangerously high.
  • No one wanted to face it but it was obvious that our company was going to go out of business.


  • (let's) face facts

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