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    like it or lump it

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    If they will insist on arriving unexpectedly, they'll have to like it or lump it , won't they?

    like it or lump it = to tolerate (what must be endured)

    Could you explain to me the etymology of the expression in question?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: like it or lump it

    No, vil, the etymology escapes me!

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    Re: like it or lump it

    Dictionary search results : Oxford Dictionaries Online

    If you don't like it, you just have to put up with it.

    Rover

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