stick (one's) chin out

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stick (one's) chin out

To show resolve, determination, and fortitude. Despite the team's performance in recent years, their star player has shown a remarkable amount of character by sticking his chin out and publicly reiterating his commitment and loyalty to the team. It would have been really easy for the manager to just follow to the board members' instructions to the round of layoffs, but instead she stuck her chin out, protested and fought for the rights of her team, and in the end managed to keep their jobs.
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stick your chin out

show firmness or fortitude.
See also: chin, out, stick
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Davis sticks his chin out every time he hits a big shot, but it was never more noticeable than on Sunday because it was the biggest shot of his career.
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