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Meaning of take it on the chin


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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.

Example(s):

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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