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Verb: face up to
Meaning: to accept something unpleasant.
We should face up to this issue.
You should face up to the reality.
They face up to seven years in prison.
Tom is facing up to thirty years in prison.
You must pull yourself together and face up to life.
When are you going to face up to the fact that you are getting old?
Meaning: Accept an unpleasant truth
Many people find it hard to FACE UP TO the fact that they are getting old.