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Chin up   /tʃɪn əp/   Listen
Chin up

verb
1.
Raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar.  Synonym: chin.






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"Chin up" Quotes from Famous Books



... reads story-books, and don't care what's happening in the home so long as they find out what became of the hero in his duel with the Grand Duke. She was a brown, slim, wiry-looking little thing. You know. 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?" You could tell without looking at her, just by the feel of the atmosphere when she was near, that she had as much snap and go in her as Jerry Moore hadn't, which was a good bit. ...
— The Man Upstairs and Other Stories • P. G. Wodehouse

... do," said the patient artist, almost in despair. "Hold your little chin up, there's a lady. Don't put it in your neck. ...
— Dotty Dimple's Flyaway • Sophie May

... with her white chin up, haughtily; her nose making its straight, high line, as she turned her face half away; her eyes so dark with will, and the curve of hurt pride in her lips that yet might turn easily to a quiver. She spoke low and smooth; her ...
— The Other Girls • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... of his about the red shawl, his doting foster-mother made him little crimson frocks; and as he wandered over the downs in his red dress and a white pinafore, his yellow hair flying in the breeze, his chin up, his black eyes wide open, with slate in one hand, his pencil in the other, and the sandy kitten clinging to his shoulder (for Jan never lowered his chin to help her to balance herself), he looked more like some elf than ...
— Jan of the Windmill • Juliana Horatia Ewing

... Instead, as he stepped forward, nose up, chin up, eyes very bold, he swung a most amazing weapon. It was as scarlet as his own coat, as long as he was tall, and polished to a high degree. But it was not unbending, like a sword: It was limber to whippiness, ...
— The Poor Little Rich Girl • Eleanor Gates

... his short breath could not fetch up the third syllable; and Carne with a sign of surrender lay on his back, and put his chin up, and shut his eyes as if he had fainted. Twemlow with self-congratulation waited a little to recover breath, still keeping his knee in the post of triumph, and pinning the foe's right arm to his side. But the foe's left ...
— Springhaven - A Tale of the Great War • R. D. Blackmore



Words linked to "Chin up" :   gymnastic exercise, get up, elevate, chin, gymnastics, lift, bring up, raise, chin-up



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