Meaning of “like it or lump it” in the English Dictionary

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"like it or lump it" in British English

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like it or lump it


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.

(Definition of “like it or lump it” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)