가끔씩 도망가고싶을 때가 있다..
  • 중요한 프로젝트를 말아먹고 돌이킬 수 없는 지경까지 왔을 때
  • 중요한 시험이 아침 8시까지 있었는데, 눈을 떴을 때는 이미 시계는 9시 45분을 가리키고 있을 때…
  • 모두가 아니라고할 때 예스라고했지만 궁극적으로 그들이 맞을 때..
이런 비극이 닥치면… 야반도주를 시도 할 수도 있겠지만..  벌을 달게 받는 것을 선택할 수도 있다.
벌을 받아들이는 것.받아들이기로 선택한 것. 이 표현을 영어로 뭐라고 할까?
face the music
  • [Definition] to receive punishment; to accept the unpleasant results of one’s actions. 
    • 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.
[From News]
  • It is time to face the music. Some things cannot be replaced. Real food is one. (NYT)
  • The wages of Capitalism gone beserk, I guess. Now it’s time to face the music.. (Economist)
  • Give up and face the music,” she told the politicians, who are still being sought by the police. (NYT)
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • I tried to roll with it but it’s time to face the music; I can’t do this. I am not a director. The shoot is over. I give up. (Living in Oblivion)
  • One of you came to face the music, huh? That’s brave. And stupid. (Wild Hogs)
  • I say, on behalf of the American People, Come home, face the music, whatever that may be. (Wag the Dog)
  • Well, it’s time to go face the music. You take care of yourself, cause I don’t wanna see ya. (Office Space)
  • A:Go home and face the music. B:My dad is gonna kick my ass for getting fired again. (Next Friday)
[From Twitter]
  • If you’re not afraid to face the music, you will someday lead the band. -Unknown
  • After five days of this in Italy, it’s back to rainy London to face the music and start the next chapter…
  • Afraid for this man to come over tonight. Have to face the music of telling him I ate his last fruit
face THE music 이다. THE를 까먹지 말자.
The music 은 챠이코프스키의  “회초리 행진곡”  즉 벌에 대한 음악을 가리킨다.
농담이고, 사실 그런 음악 없다. “THE” music이라하니 특정한 음악을 말하는 것인데 저렇게라도 기억하면 까먹지 않을 것이다. 사실 face the music 에 어원에 대해 여러 이론들이 있으나 제각기 달라서 생략했다.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.

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