He would have laughed it off, told her “chin up, Sausage,” or made some politically incorrect comment about the BBC.
Nevertheless, the raven-haired beauty managed to keep her chin up and win one for Detroit.
We silently urged the raven-haired beauty to keep her chin up and win one for Detroit.
Held her chin up and looked you up and down with eyes the colour of Scotch whisky, as much as to say, "Well, what about it?"
She never said a word, only just sticks her chin up and laughs, and then goes on.
He saluted everybody, and departed with chin up and shoulders squared, a picture of offended dignity.
She straightened again, her chin up, the signal with her of final decision.
The Baronet, brushing Silver Heels on his way to the door, passed his arm around her and tilted her chin up.
Anderson swept past; his chin up, his legs working like piston-rods.
Then the lady steps to the front herself, her109 chin up and her lips pressed tight.
Old English cin, cinn "chin" (but in some compounds suggesting an older, broader sense of "jawbone"); a general Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German kinni; Old Norse kinn; German Kinn "chin;" Gothic kinnus "cheek"), from PIE root *genu- "chin, jawbone" (cf. Sanskrit hanuh, Avestan zanu- "chin;" Armenian cnawt "jawbone, cheek;" Lithuanian žándas "jawbone;" Greek genus "lower jaw," geneion "chin;" Old Irish gin "mouth," Welsh gen "jawbone, chin").
1590s, "to press (affectionately) chin to chin," from chin (n.). Meaning "to bring to the chin" (of a fiddle) is from 1869. Slang meaning "talk, gossip" is from 1883, American English. Related: Chinned; chinning. Athletic sense of "raise one's chin over" (a raised bar, for exercise) is from 1880s.
The prominence formed by the anterior projection of the lower jaw.