Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

come to terms with

come to terms with
1) learn to accept or deal with something difficult or unpleasant, reach an agreement
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    • come to terms with the fact
  • Analysis

    To come to terms with something is an idiomatic phrase meaning to arrive at an understanding or excepting's of a painful or difficult situation.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Jack really needs to come to terms with the fact that his relationship with Emma is over and just move on with his life.
    2. Mary has really not been herself this past year or so, I think she's still coming to terms with the death of her husband.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. After a lot of back and forth, the boards of the two companies came to terms on a merger deal worth approximately $6 billion.
    2. It has been difficult for us all to come to terms with the loss of our company founder.
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