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Thursday, September 11, 2014

At face value

Idiom: at face value


Example 1- Sales representatives will do anything to sell you their product.  So, don’t take their word at face value.

Example 2- Charlie is very smart; if he gives you legal advice, you should take it at face value.

Meaning: "at face value" means the superficial appearance or implication of something. @LSILA @LSINE @LSIOC @LSISB

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To face the music

Idiom: to face the music


Example 1- (In school) Sally didn’t study for her tests this week.  She’ll have to face the music when it’s time to show her parents her results.

Example 2- I had to face the music after the teacher caught me using my phone during the test.

Meaning: "to face the music" means to accept the consequences of something one is responsible for. @LSILA @LSINE @LSIOC @LSISB