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Definición de “like it or lump it” en inglés

like it or lump it

informal
If you tell someone to like it or lump it, you mean that person must accept a situation they do not like, because it cannot be changed : Like it or lump it, romantic fiction is read regularly by thousands.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval Gramática:LikeLike has a number of meanings and uses.Gramática:Like as a verb meaning ‘enjoy’We use like to talk about things or people which we enjoy or feel positive about:Gramática:Would like in offers and requestsWe use would like or ’d like to offer something to someone in a polite way or to ask them to do something politely (requests), or politely to say what we want. We use the to-infinitive form of verbs that follow:Gramática:Like as a preposition meaning ‘similar to’Like means ‘similar to’. We often use it with verbs of the senses such as look, sound, feel, taste, seem:Gramática:Like as a conjunctionIn informal contexts, we can use like as a conjunction instead of as. Traditional grammar books consider this use of like incorrect:Gramática:Like as a suffixWe can use like as a suffix at the end of a noun to mean ‘similar to’:Gramática:Like in spoken EnglishIn informal speaking, you will hear like used very commonly. It has a number of functions. It is important not to use these forms in formal writing such as academic essays.Gramática:Be like or what is … like?We can use be like to ask for a description of someone or something (e.g. their appearance, their character, their behaviour):Gramática:Be like or look like?We use be like to talk about someone’s character or personality. We use look like to talk about someone’s appearance:
(Definition of like it or lump it from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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