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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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The candidates would have to fulfill some requirements including he must be under 19 years of age, Pakistani nationality, he has to pass fitness test in which 50 metre running, 10 push-ups, long jump and six chin-ups and they also have to pass fielding test.
My dad put a bar across my bedroom door and made my do chin-ups before I was allowed out every day.
Stephen Hyland holds the record with most chin-ups in 30 minutes, six, 12 and 24 hours and most pull-ups - chin-ups with palms reversed in 30 minutes, one, six and 12 hours.
Pull something: These exercises, such as chin-ups, biceps curls and rowing machines, target the upper back, the back of the shoulders, and the biceps.
Statewide, roughly one in three students passed all of the California Physical Fitness tests, which measure the youngsters' ability to run and perform chin-ups and crunches, officials said.
Although I can't do any cardio vascular training at the moment, I can do a bit of upper body work and chin-ups in the gym," he said.
2 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 50 push-ups in one minute and 12 chin-ups.
Chin-ups (palms facing you)--as many good reps as possible--i.
Comedian Harry Hill narrates a special family edition of the show, including a hamster doing chin-ups.
I can dead-lift 120kg, and should be able to do 20 consecutive chin-ups in a couple of weeks' time.
I start the morning with 200 crunches 35 military push-ups and chin-ups," Fax admits, hinting at the drive that sustains all her careers.
A Canadian soldier does chin-ups at Ma'sum Ghar base in southern Afghanistan
Some suggestions may be to get a score of 270 or above on the APFF with a minimum of 6 chin-ups, complete a 12-mile foot march within three hours, pass the Cold Weather Survival Test (CWST) or Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) swim test, complete a five-mile run in 40 minutes or less, and pass some type of combatives certification where the Soldier is not only required to perform but teach a certain move.
Think of stations on a physical fitness trail push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, etc.
He also focused on rope climbing, pull-ups, chin-ups, and weight lifting to build upper body strength for the 35 to 45 pounds the competition would require him to carry in his rucksack.