Definition of take one's lumpsUS, informal
- He took his lumps as a kid growing up in the city.
- Their first album took its lumps from the critics.
- The team has taken its lumps this year, but their play has improved recently.
: 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
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
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