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  • Hello everyone and welcome to E-com Business Idiom 50,

  • where we'll go over 50 common idioms used in the business place.

  • All of the explanations are in English, but don't worry, listen carefully

  • and try to imagine what the idioms might mean.

  • It may take a while, but hang in there and try hard.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Today's idiom is: face the music.

  • face the music.

  • Alright, in this idiom, let's imagine you are facing the music.

  • Maybe you are an actor or an actress on the stage and the orchestra is in front of you

  • and behind the orchestra is the audience.

  • So, you're facing the music and the audience and the audience can judge you and give you negative feedback, right?

  • But, you are facing the music, face the music.

  • Let's listen to some examples and try to understand this idiom.

  • I really don't want to call my client.

  • Why not?

  • I made some bad investments and lost him a lot of money, but he doesn't know it yet.

  • I guess it's time to face the music. You better call him now.

  • Alright, so he has bad news for his client and he has to face the music and call the client.

  • Alright, let's listen to the next example.

  • I am shocked that one of our own co-workers would steal money from our company.

  • These are tough times in the economy, but embezzlement! I can't believe it either.

  • He'll have to face the music at court tomorrow, do you think he'll have to go to prison?

  • No doubt. I feel sorry for his family.

  • Okay, so the co-worker stole money from the company and he has to face the music at court.

  • So, can you understand this idiom?

  • 'Facing the music' means accepting responsibility or negative criticism or punishment

  • for something wrong you did.

  • Maybe you did something bad at your work or in your personal life

  • and you have to face the music, accept your punishment.

  • Alright, I hope you continue studying English.

  • If you give up, you may have to face the music with a bad test score or a bad thing at work.

  • I hope not and I'll see you next time. Good-bye!

Hello everyone and welcome to E-com Business Idiom 50,

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