chuck under the chin

chuck someone under the chin

to tap someone, as a child, lightly under the chin, as a sign of affection. He said hello to little Mary and chucked her under the chin. Please don't chuck me under the chin! I am not a child, you know!
See also: chin, chuck
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Sarah didn't get her chuck under the chin for dancing ability.
Knight's future: Relax, Monday night's incident, in which he gave Red Raiders player Michael Prince a firm chuck under the chin during a timeout in a victory over Gardner-Webb, isn't going to cost Knight his job.