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What does take it on the chin mean?

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take it on the chin


If you take an unpleasant event or a difficult situation on the chin, you accept it bravely and without complaining.

This idiom probably comes from boxing. It may be a metaphor that implies that one shouldn't shy away from difficulty.


During the recession, the car's manufacturers were taking it on the chin.
Taking it on the chin is one of her greatest strength.
I took the criticism on the chin and went on working on the project until I succeeded.

This idiom is in the parts of the body category

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