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take it on the chin


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take it on the chin undergo failure or defeat
    • ***


Take it on the chin - If you take something on the chin, something bad happens to you and you take it directly without fuss.


In literature:

Taking from it her bonnet, she put it on her head and proceeded to tie the strings beneath her chin.
"Mrs. Bindle" by Hebert Jenkins

In news:

The sport of boxing is taking it on the chin, says special contributor Lloyd Garver in his latest commentary.
AMERICANS ARE really taking it on the chin.
Business aviation has been taking it on the chin ever since Congress began pummeling the Big Three auto CEOs in December.
You are not a real Met until you take it on the chin.
Some powerhouses take it on the chin .
Britt willing to ' take it on the chin ' for latest legal misstep.
Gorzelanny left in game 'to take it on the chin .
Will anti-gay-marriage advocates take it on the chin in New Jersey.
Canes take it on the chin in home opener, 5-1.
Mayor's Corner: Municipalities take it on the chin again from the Legislature.
High School Counselors Take it on the Chin .
In the Patrick Murphy-Allen West race, is it true that Democrats are supposed to simply take it on the chin and never hit back.
'Toughest Town' in US Still Taking It On the Chin.
'Toughest Town' in US Still Taking It On the Chin .
Britt willing to 'take it on the chin ' for latest legal misstep.