suffer the consequences

suffer the consequences
to experience the effects of something you have said or done.

The witness decided to tell the truth and suffer the consequences.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form take the consequences:

Sometimes we have to take the consequences for our beliefs.

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • suffer — Synonyms and related words: abide, abide with, accept, ache, acquiesce, admit, agonize, ail, allow, anguish, be affected with, be doubly punished, be exposed to, be punished, be subjected to, bear, bear with, bide, blanch, bleed, blench, blink at …   Moby Thesaurus

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