And people who qualify for the earned income-tax credit pretty much have to take it in an annual lump sum.
Eight months later, breast cancer in the news reminded me to check on my lump.
If the Americans are going to lump them together with ISIS, maybe best to join forces.
During the campaign she had ignored a lump that had grown to nine centimeters.
Wasn't I committing the lump of Labor Fallacy, assuming that the jobs that were disappearing meant permanent unemployment?
Dorothy gulped down the lump in her throat, but made no reply.
Several times a lump rose in her throat and she was obliged to stop to rest.
Torr (torr), a mound or lump; generally applied to a round hill.
Mashurina took a cup of tea and began sipping it with a lump of sugar in her mouth.
They were tried in a lump; they were condemned by a single word.
early 14c., lumpe (1224 as surname), probably in Old English, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. cognate Danish lumpe, 16c.), of unknown origin. Cf. also Middle High German lumpe, early modern Dutch lompe. Phrase lump in (one's) throat "feeling of tightness brought on by emotion" is from 1803. Lumps "hard knocks, a beating" is colloquial, from 1934. Lump sum, one covering a number of items, is from 1867.
early 15c., "to curl up in a ball, to gather into a lump" (implied in lumped), from lump (n.). Meaning "to put together in one mass or group" is from 1620s. Related: Lumped; lumping.
"endure" (now usually in contrast to like), 1791, apparently an extended sense from an older meaning "to look sulky, dislike" (1570s), of unknown origin, perhaps a symbolic sound (cf. grump, harumph, etc.). Related: Lumped; lumping.
LUMPING. Great. A lumping pennyworth; a great qualtity for the money, a bargain. He has got a lumping pennyworth; frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]