take\ it\ on\ the\ chin

v. phr. informal
1. To be badly beaten or hurt.

Our football team really took it on the chin today. they are all bumps and bruises.

Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game.

2. To accept without complaint something bad that happens to you; accept trouble or defeat calmly.

A good football player can take it on the chin when his team loses.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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