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'Like or lump?' Where did it come from?
3 May 2017, 16:59 | Updated: 3 May 2017, 17:07
What are the origins of ‘Like it?’ or ‘lump it?’ - Where did this saying come from?
‘Like it?’ or ‘lump it?’ - Where did this saying come from?
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’