if you don't like it, lump it

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if you don't like it, lump it

You have to accept this situation, whether you like it or not. Well, this old, falling-down hotel is the only one with rooms available this weekend, so if you don't like it, lump it.
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lump it

An expression of annoyance and dismissal of someone or something. It means the same as "Forget it!" Well, you can lump it because I'm not staying late to help you—that project is your responsibility!
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If you don't like it, (you can) lump it.

Prov. Things cannot be changed to suit your preferences. We're having fish for dinner tonight. And if you don't like it, you can lump it. We're going to go visit Aunt Sally this weekend. If you don't like it, lump it.
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(like it or) ˈlump it

(informal) accept something unpleasant because there is no other choice: I’m sorry you’re not happy about it but you’ll just have to lump it.That’s the situation — like it or lump it!
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