Idiom of the Day: Face the Music

Idioms have a way of teasing our expectations by going beyond the literal meaning. They are in this way a type of figurative language. Let's learn one such expression today. 

Face the music: to receive criticism, scolding or punishment for one's errors.      


After a two hour delay, the airline staff had to face music from the disgruntled passengers. 

"Either don't commit such silly mistakes, or be prepared to face the music," thundered the boss at the workers.