English Body Idioms Day 2 : Face The Music

In this lesson you will learn how to properly use the English Idiom “Face the music”.

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Face the music

Welcome to Day 2 of the Special Edition of Speak English with Tiffani. I am Teacher Tiffani and in this episode I will teach you exactly how to use the English body idiom “Face the music”.

Are you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in.


Definition

The idiom “Face the music” can be defined in three different ways.

  • The first definition of this idiom is “To be confronted with the unpleasant consequences of one’s actions”
  • The second definition of this idiom is “To receive a punishment”
  • And the third definition of this idiom is “To accept responsibility for something you have done”

So, whenever you think of the face, you can also think of the English idiom “Face the music”.

Usage

Now, let’s see how you can practically use this idiom in real life.

First, you can use Face the music when you are playing.
While playing, sometimes mistakes happen and there are consequences for these mistakes. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “Michael broke a vase and had to face the music when his father got home.”

Second, you can use Face the music when someone is doing poorly in something.
When someone is doing poorly in something it sometimes results in unwanted results. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “After failing a history exam, Samantha had to go home and fat the music.”

Third, you can use Face the music when someone is robbing another person.
When someone robs another person, the law says that they must be punished. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “Smith was returned to the US from Cuba to face the music for his part in a robbery more than 10 years ago.”

Fourth, you can use Face the music when someone is stealing something from someone else.
When someone steals something from someone else they usually feel a little bit guilty. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “When the missing handbag was noticed, he chose to disappear rather than face the music.”

And finally fifth, you can use Face the music when you are worrying about something.
We usually worry about things when we know that the outcome may not be a good one. At these times the idiom can be used like this, “Stop worrying about it and just face the music.”

“Face the music”

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Until next time, try to use this idiom at least one time everyday. You can do it! You can Speak English!

~Teacher Tiffani’

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