Keep your chin up meaning, definition, examples, origin, synonyms

be stalwart and courageous in a tough situationremain brave sầu & keep on tryinga confident appearance under emotional stresskhổng lồ uphold a jolly temperament instead of disappointments

Example Sentences

Don’t let the difficulties intimidate you; keep your chin up.Even if things have been difficult for you, always keep your chin up, everything will be normal & alright soon.Hey, Bob keep your chin up, we’re not lost yet.Being a wife of a soldier she kept her chin up when she heard the enemy attaông xã on military camp, where here husb& was staying.My mom always taught me khổng lồ keep my chin up in every situation if I want khổng lồ win.

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Keep you chin up, we shall conquer this difficult time.Annabel is very hardworking lady, she faced many seriously bad circumstances in her life, but she had always kept her chin up và now she is a successful và rich lady living happily with her family.

Origin This idiom is originated in Victorian era, from late 19th lớn early 20th century in America not in Britain & it has a cthua trận relationship with the expression “keep a stiff upper lip”.

The very first written reference appears from an October, 1900 publication of the Pennsylvania newspaper The Evening Democrat: “Keep your chin up. Don’t take your troubles to bed with you – hang them on a chair with your trousers or drop them in a glass of water with your teeth.”

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come a cropper ❯❮ treat like dirt


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I disagree with most of these comments, because I have sầu never heard it used, nor would it be sensible lớn use the phrase to lớn mean “Hey! Suông xã it up! You’re being a baby!” Language is malleable, and the number one rule of communication is “know your audience”. Thus, I have sầu always heard the phrase said in a “I have faith in you” kind of way as one might say one of the following to lớn encourage someone: “we’ll get theough this.”/ “this too shall pass.” It is almost said ironically, as a near admission at how hollow the words alone are, by which the sentiment of belief in the person is magnified.

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- JohnK March 10, 2021


This phrase had helped me through some difficult times. When my papage authority died, I kept my chin up.

- Happy March 28, 2018


I never have liked that phrase. I never tell anyone that và I don’t need anyone telling me that either.

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- Joe May 25, 2017


We had a dear friend found at the age of 36yrs dead with his chin balanced eveningly on his night table also on his knees. As you know this was a frightening discovery, the phrase “keep your chin up ” May be what. His killer was stating khổng lồ us through hyên.