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Verb: take one's lumps
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Suffer the results or consequences of one's behavior or actions
    - get one's lumps [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: taking one's lumps, took one's lumps, takes one's lumps, taken one's lumps

Type of: pay