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    take it on the chin

    What does "take it on the chin" mean? I heard this in a dialog of a game, it goes like this:
    Yeah, but you and Dick, and Percy, and Willie, you're all love fist, the 4 Scottish horsemen of the apocalypse, fist till morning, take it on the chin, ...
    p.s. love fist: a band name
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    "Take it on the chin" means to accept misfortune or an undesirable situation without complaining about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    "Take it on the chin" means to accept misfortune or an undesirable situation without complaining about it.
    Oo..! I see..! Thank you, scotcher..!
    Corrections are welcomed...

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    Baseball and boxing saying. You get hit on the chin and keep playing/fighting.
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    But be careful when you use it! Silly people like to make it sexual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    Baseball and boxing saying. You get hit on the chin and keep playing/fighting.
    I wouldn't call it a baseball / boxing saying. It's by no means confined to those sports. It may have originated there but it's a general saying used in everyday use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZelyeUrsuli
    But be careful when you use it! Silly people like to make it sexual.
    ....erm... and what about "Love fist".
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