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chin up

1. A phrase that encourages one to improve one's mood, especially when sad or discouraged. Come on, the project was not a total failure—chin up! Chin up, honey—tomorrow's another day.
2. noun The act of pulling oneself upward while holding onto a bar, as at a gym. The phrase is often hyphenated in this usage. My arms are already shaking—how many more chin-ups am I supposed to do?
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(keep your) ˈchin up

(British English also keep your ˈpecker up old-fashioned) (spoken) used to tell somebody to stay cheerful in difficult circumstances: Chin up! Things will get better soon.
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I do a lot of chin ups with a 20-kilo weight attached to me," said the Scot.
Upper body, core and abdominal exercises such as crunches, pull ups, chin ups, and rope climbing will all pay dividends.
Some suggestions are: dips, chin ups, push ups, feet-elevated push ups, overhead and bench press with dumbbells, back extension, lunges, 10-second hops on one leg, squats, step-ups, and crunches.
Sepoy Jamshaid Khan stood 1st in Chin Ups competition by doing 68 Chin Ups.
I pulled my hamstring this week so I wasn't able to do much running but we still did sit ups, chin ups, jumping jacks and all sorts of exercises.
Featuring an 8 x 8 power lift platform, adjustable incline/flat/ shoulder-press bench with wheels, chin ups, and weight storage racks, the product also offers an optional school logo.