Keep your chin up

Keep your chin up.

Fig. an expression of encouragement to someone who has to bear some emotional burdens. (Fixed order.) Fred: I really can't take much more of this. Jane: Keep your chin up. Things will get better. John: Smile, Fred. Keep your chin up. Fred: I guess you're right. I just get so depressed when I think of this mess I'm in.
See also: chin, keep, up
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Keep your chin up and don't shed a tear, because that's what men do.
LUV MUM & ANDY Hey uncle mikey keep your chin up and take care of yourself.
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