get lumps

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get (one's) lumps

To receive a punishment or scolding. Don't worry, she'll get her lumps if she keeps speaking of turn in class.
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get one's lumps

Inf. to get the result or punishment one deserves. (See also take one's lumps.) If she keeps acting that way, she'll get her lumps. We will see that Dave gets his lumps.
See also: get, lump