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29th April 2017

Let's face it

We use this expression to introduce a negative idea that we have to accept.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
You'd be really good at marketing, I'm sure.
Maybe. But let's face it - I don't have any qualifications or experience.
Example 2
Every day Jun tells me how much he loves Rolls Royce cars.
Yes, but let's face it, the only way he'll ever have one is if he steals it!