Definition of let's face it (or let's be honest) in English:

let's face it (or let's be honest)

phrase

informal
  • Used to convey that one must be realistic about an unwelcome fact or situation.

    ‘let's be honest, your taste in men is famously bad’
    • ‘But let's be honest here: athletes must think about their associations before acting ridiculously.’
    • ‘They are the sort of people we should be listening to because, let's face it, their opinions matter.’
    • ‘But, let's face it, not everyone is a writer or an artist, or even wants to be.’
    • ‘He is a guy who, let's face it, did not have to take a lie detector test at all.’
    • ‘And let's face it, when you've had as many birthdays as she's had, they don't mean so much anyway.’
    • ‘And let's face it, I'm never likely to produce a great work of English literature.’
    • ‘I believe in public servants being rewarded for the jobs they do because, let's face it, it's work no one else wants.’
    • ‘Well, let's face it, she's a lot better looking than some of the football experts on our British television screens.’
    • ‘Anyway, let's face it, we all know that cigarettes are bad for your health.’
    • ‘I'm not going to put in any spoilers although - let's face it - we all know what's going to happen.’