take (one's) lumps

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take (one's) lumps definition

  1. tv.
    to accept the result or punishment one deserves. (See also get (one's) lumps.) : You've got to learn to take your lumps if you're going to be in politics.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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