to own up

to own up (to confess)

Eg 1:

A: Did anyone own up to the mistake in the balance sheet at work yesterday?

B: No, they didn’t. When the boss asked about it, no one owned up. They  just sat there looking at their computers.

A: Whoever made the mistake should own up. That is the right thing to do.

B: Yes, I agree.

Eg 2:

A: Clara owned up to stealing sweets from the grocery store last night.

B: Really? What did her parents say?

A: Well, they were really disappointed. They told her she has to pay the store back with her pocket-money.


Can you make a sentence using to own up?