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used to tell someone to try to stay cheerful even though they are in a difficult or unpleasant situation Keep your chin up! Only two exams left.
(keep your) chin up (informal)jump to other results
to touch someone gently under the chin in a friendly way
chuck somebody under the chin (old-fashioned)jump to other results
- 1 to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation without complaining, trying to make excuses, etc. In this business, you have to learn to take criticism on the chin.
- 2 to be damaged or badly affected by something Stockholders took it on the chin yesterday as markets fell sharply.
take something on the chin (informal)jump to other results