face up to

[feɪs ʌp]

Meaning

to admit that there is a difficult problem that needs to be solved.

Examples 👇

State Could Face Up to $10 Billion Shortfall as Result of COVID-19. InsiderNJ

Two men arrested, face up to 70 charges for Vancouver-area commercial break-ins. CityNews Vancouver

We must face up to the heavy price society is going to have to pay. HeraldScotland

We can't hide behind the bunting – let's face up to what's happened to Britain. The Guardian

Argentina's creditors must face up to the coronavirus challenge. FT Alphaville

Restaurants, hotels and gyms face up to a future of social distancing. Financial Times

Out-of-contract players face up to six months jobless, says Solihull defender Harry Flowers. Sky Sports

Residents in UNESCO candidate site near Okinawa face up to delay in screening process. The Japan Times