face  直面する

October 7, 2014 =========
☆ face  直面する
Last month we had the word “confront” which could be used instead of “face”. As we learned last month, if you confront or face a problem, you deal with it directly. So this time let’s learn some different ways of using “face”.
“face the truth” or “face the facts” – this means that you accept something as true.
You have to face the truth that the relationship is over.
“face up to” – this is the same meaning as “face”.
I have to face up to my responsibilities.
They had to face up to the fact that they had lost everything in the floods.
“cannot face something” – you don’t feel able to do something because it seems so difficult or unpleasant.
I couldn’t face seeing anyone after I lost my job.
She couldn’t face spending Christmas with her husband’s family.
“let’s face it” – use this expression when you are stating a fact or making a comment that you think the listener will find unpleasant or be unwilling to admit.
Let’s face it; we’re not getting any younger.
Let’s face it; you’re never going to be a famous rock star.
Do you know any other ways to use “face”?