'Like or lump?' Where did it come from?

3 May 2017, 16:59

grumpy cat

What are the origins of ‘Like it?’ or ‘lump it?’ - Where did this saying come from?

Question

‘Like it?’ or ‘lump it?’ - Where did this saying come from?

Tom, Camberwell

Answer

Name: Adie, Leeds

Qualification: Read about it at college

Answer:  The phrase originally came from America and was brought to Britain by Charles Dickens. The ‘lump’ in the phrase meant moody in the 1800s – so its ‘like it’ or ‘be moody’

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