Definition of like it or not in English:

like it or not

phrase

informal
  • Used to indicate that someone has no choice in a matter.

    ‘you're celebrating with us, like it or not’
    • ‘Whether we like it or not, the vast majority of children these days have mobile phones.’
    • ‘Society does change, whether we like it or not, and new problems have to be faced.’
    • ‘Sport is normal, sport is human, sport, like it or not, is part of the fabric of life and society.’
    • ‘Nobody likes change but things will change whether we like it or not.’
    • ‘The fact is that his decision will, like it or not, generate public interest.’
    • ‘Europe recognises regions rather than cities and, like it or not, that is how the cash is doled out.’
    • ‘It's the way of the capitalist world in which we participate, like it or not.’
    • ‘However, what he forgets is that the English language is changing it all the time whether we like it or not.’
    • ‘There are eight regional assemblies up and running now, whether we like it or not.’
    • ‘We've got to start making changes to the way we live, whether we like it or not.’