take it on the nose

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and take it on the nose
  1. tv.
    to stand up to something adverse, such as criticism. (Chin is more common.) : They laid some rude chops on him, but he took it on the chin.
  2. tv.
    to receive the full brunt of something. : Why do I have to take it on the nose for something I didn't do?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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