take your lumps

take your lumps
take your lumps (or take a lot of lumps)
US informal : 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 its lumps from the critics. [=it was harshly criticized]

The team has taken its lumps [=it has lost many games] this year, but their play has improved recently.

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Main Entry:lump

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take your ˈlumps f15 idiom
(NAmE, informal) to accept bad things that happen to you without complaining

We made mistakes but we took our lumps.

Main entry:lumpidiom

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