- to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging by the hands), by bending the elbows.
- to raise (oneself) to this position.
Idioms about chin
- to suffer defeat; fail completely.
- to endure suffering or punishment.
Origin of chin
OTHER WORDS FROM chinchinless, adjectiveun·der·chin, noun
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How to use chin in a sentence
At Christianity Today, Peter Chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.
His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There aren't any steaks involved, pardon the pun,” says Chin.
“We were exhausted, but it was something I just had to do,” says Chin.
“The first time I saw Glacier National Park, it was the magical fantasy land I had always been dreaming about,” says Chin.
Only in the carnage of the head, the tilt of the chin, was the insolence expressed that had made her many enemies.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Then he clapped his fiddle under his chin and without more ado struck up "Bobbing Joan."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
And, old ink pot, tuck a horse blanket under my chin, and rub me down with brickbats while I feed!
He stepped to the girl, and roughly raised her chin with his hand so that she was forced to look him in the face.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Ze under lip rather retires, and this adds to the receding effect of the chin, you see.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Other Idioms and Phrases with chin
see keep one's chin up; lead with one's chin; take it on the chin.