take your lumps
take (one's) lumps
To persevere despite challenges. I know that I have to take my lumps as an intern to earn the other employees' trust and move up the corporate ladder.
take (or get) your lumpssuffer punishment; be attacked or defeated. informal, chiefly North American
1971 Bernard Malamud The Tenants Now I take my lumps, he thought. Maybe for not satisfying Mary.