take it on the chin
phrasal to suffer from the results of a situation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take it on the chin — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be badly beaten or hurt. * /Our football team really took it on the chin today. They are all bumps and bruises./ * /Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game./ 2. To accept without complaint something bad that… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take it on the chin — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be badly beaten or hurt. * /Our football team really took it on the chin today. They are all bumps and bruises./ * /Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game./ 2. To accept without complaint something bad that… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take it on the chin — If you take something on the chin, something bad happens to you and you take it directly without fuss …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take it on the chin — ► take it on the chin informal accept misfortune stoically. Main Entry: ↑chin …   English terms dictionary

  • take it on the chin — AND take it on the nose 1. tv. to stand up to something adverse, such as criticism. □ They laid some rude chops on him, but he took it on the chin. □ I knew he could take it on the nose. 2. tv. to receive the full brunt of something. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take it on the chin — verb undergo failure or defeat • Hypernyms: ↑fail, ↑go wrong, ↑miscarry • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * phrasal : to undergo complete defeat, failure, or frustration : endure punishment …   Useful english dictionary

  • take it on the chin —    If you take something on the chin, something bad happens to you and you take it directly without fuss.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When you take it on the chin, you are brave and accept adversity, criticism or defeat without… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take\ it\ on\ the\ chin — v. phr. informal 1. To be badly beaten or hurt. Our football team really took it on the chin today. they are all bumps and bruises. Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game. 2. To accept without complaint something bad that happens to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take it on the chin — 1. to be brave and not to complain when bad things happen to you or people criticize you. Atkinson took it all on the chin, though some members of his team were very upset by the criticism they received. 2. to have a lot of bad things happen to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Take it on the chin —   If you take something on the chin, something bad happens to you and you take it directly without fuss …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • take it on the chin — be badly beaten or hurt, accept trouble calmly Our team took it on the chin at the baseball tournament last week …   Idioms and examples

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