lump it


: to accept or allow something unpleasant or unwanted
usually used in the phrase like it or lump it
Like it or lump it, the new law goes into effect today.

Examples of lump it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Niles Mayor George Alpogianis at the May 23 Village Board meeting defended the village’s recent move to bill separately for garbage collection, rather than lump it in with property taxes, after residents trashed the change on social media. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2023 But sure, lump it all together and call it Max. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2023 There were nine or 10 thousand black folks, two or three thousand Chicanos (term of the day; like it, lump it, or slap an X on it), and me and my girlfriend. Bart Bull, SPIN, 16 Feb. 2023 Like it or lump it, the moral cherrypicking of music does happen regularly in another part of the music industry: synchronization licenses, or sync, which is the sector of the business that handles music placement in other mediums like films, television, and advertisements. Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2021 Both Cohen and Francis said this should be considered not one but three polar vortex disruptions, though some scientists lump it all together. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, 16 Feb. 2021

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“Lump it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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