face the music

-suočiti se s neugodnom situacijom zbog nečega što smo učinili; prihvatiti kaznu za nešto što smo učinili; prihvatiti odgovornost za nešto što smo učinili

You’re going to have to go home and face the music some time soon. 
Mary broke a dining-room window and had to face the music when her father got home. 
After failing a math test, Tom had to go home and face the music.
Knight was returned to the US from Spain to face the music for his part in a robbery more than 20 years ago.