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.
- 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.
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