like it or lump it

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like it or lump it

  (informal)
if you tell someone to like it or lump it, you mean they must accept a situation they do not like, because they cannot change it The fact remains, that's all we're going to pay him and he can like it or lump it. Like it or lump it, romantic fiction is read regularly by thousands.
See be of like mind
See also: like, lump

like it or lump it

Also, if you don't like it you can lump it. Whether or not you want to, as in Like it or lump it, we're staying home this summer. The origin of lump in this idiom is unclear; one writer believes it to be a euphemism for stuff it, a not unreasonable conjecture. [Early 1800s]
See also: like, lump
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