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What does keep your chin up mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

keep your chin up


The phrase keep your chin up is an idiomatic expression used to encourage someone who has to bear some difficult circumstances.

Related idioms:

chin up!
keep a stiff upper lip.

All the above phrases are used to encourage someone to maintain confidence and optimism when facing problems. People who keep their chin up may be said to apply the stoics philosophy which preaches endurance of pain or hardship without complaining or showing any sign of feelings.


After failing her first test, Bill told his daughter to keep her chin up.
Keep your chin up. You're still young.
Don't get depressed! Keep your chin up. Things will get better.
He keeps his chin up despite his severe illness.

Keep your chin up quote by Marilyn Monroe


This idiom is in the parts of the body category

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