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Face up to


Confront something. Realize one’s short-comings or bad activities. Reference to face is akin to seeing oneself in the mirror and realizing a serious flaw. (Compare to Face the music.)

“After 20 years of smoking, his doctor told him he had health problems. He finally had to face  his years of abuse.”

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