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9 March 2024

9:00 AM

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

Adam, a Speccie reader, asks about the familiar expression ‘face the music’ – meaning to face up to the consequences of one’s actions, to accept the inevitable without hesitation. The earliest recorded citation is from America, from 1852. On the face of it, it’s an odd expression. Whenever we’re enjoying music, we normally face it.

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