get through to – make someone understand
- It didn’t matter how much I tried to explain. I couldn’t get through to him.
stand up to – resist, challenge
- My boss was shouting at everyone, but Keith stood up to him and told him he was being unfair.
stand up for – publically defend or support
- We have to stand up for our rights, and that’s what Monday’s strike is all about.
face up to – accept an unpleasant fact
- You have to face up to it: he’s never going to change.