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Topic: HUMAN

Language: Old English
Origin: cinn

chin

noun
     
chin S3 [countable]
1HBH the front part of your face below your mouth:
He rubbed his chin thoughtfully.
2

(keep your) chin up!

spoken used to tell someone to make an effort to stay brave and confident when they are in a difficult situation:
Chin up! It'll be over soon.
3

take something on the chin

to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation without complaining - used to show approval:
One of our great strengths is our ability to take it on the chin and come out fighting.
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