take a lot of lumps

Definition of take a lot of lumps

US, informal

  1. :  to be badly beaten or hurt He took a lot of lumps as a kid growing up in the city. —usually used figuratively Their first album took a lot of lumps from the critics. The team has taken a lot of lumps this year, but their play has improved recently.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance

    :  the use of lots as a means of deciding something

    :  the resulting choice

  1. :  allot, apportion

    :  to form or divide into lots

lumpplay lumps
  1. :  a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape

    :  aggregate, totality

    :  majority

  1. :  to group indiscriminately

    :  to make into lumps

    :  to make lumps on or in

  1. :  not divided into parts :  entire

  1. :  to put up with


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