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English definition of “lump”
› [C] FINANCE lump sum: in a lump You have to pay your tax in two lumps the following year.
› [S] (also the lump) UK informal TAX a situation in which building workers say that they are self-employed in order to avoid paying tax, even though they are directly employed: The tax authorities are working hard to clamp down on the lump.
take the/your lumps US informal › to experience problems without complaining: As a trader, sometimes you've just got to take your lumps.