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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɒnðə tʃˈɪn/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɑːnðə tʃˈɪn/
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to accept unpleasant or difficult things or situations, such as criticism or misfortune, without complaining

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to [take] {sth} on the chin definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "take something on the chin" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "take something on the chin" is rooted in boxing, where a punch to the chin is a direct and often painful hit. Over time, this physical meaning evolved into a figurative expression, emphasizing the idea of facing adversity or criticism head-on without flinching. It is used to describe the act of accepting unpleasant or difficult circumstances or criticisms with grace and without complaint, showing resilience and determination.

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to experience a lot of problems, setbacks, damages, etc., as a result of something

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What is the origin of the idiom "take something on the chin" and when to use it?

The idiom "take something on the chin" originated in boxing, where taking a punch directly on the chin can be seen as a sign of resilience and courage. It has since evolved into a figurative expression used in various contexts to describe facing challenges or setbacks with bravery and fortitude.

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After losing the championship, the athlete took the defeat on the chin and vowed to train harder for the next competition.
Despite the harsh feedback from the client, he took the criticism on the chin and used it to improve his work.
After losing the championship match, the team took it on the chin but remained determined to come back stronger next season.
When her project failed, she took the failure on the chin, learned from her mistakes, and began a new venture.
The company took it on the chin as a symbol of the system in the Sixties.
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