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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. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated. 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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This letter is to thank all those who support CHIN-UP and to tell readers that a celebratory beach race has been organised between Seahouses and Bamburgh on Sunday, October 23.
Towel Pulls: These are simply chin-ups performed with the use of towels (photo 9).
First thing I asked him was, "Did you do those 80 chin-ups?"
"One is to not get too hot, the other is to not train with too high intensity, meaning very high heart rate," says who did 70 kg back squats and 80 kg deadlifts while doing chin-ups -- three at a time -- during the last stage of her pregnancy.
My dad put a bar across my bedroom door and made my do chin-ups before I was allowed out every day.
Chin-ups are great for working the biceps and "People might think that 'monkey bars' simply work out the shoulders, but in fact you can work numerous muscle groups.
Rhodri likes to mix his training up as much as possible, doing something different each day, but his regime features plenty of muscle-work, from bench press to chin-ups.
Some suggestions are: dips, chin-ups, push-ups, feet-elevated push-ups, overhead and bench press with dumbbells, back extensions, lunges, 10-second hops on one leg, squats, step-ups, and crunches.
There they decided that what they really needed to do was to perform chin-ups using the rugby posts' crossbar.
Thirty chin-ups are not going to protect your chin.
"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.
This traveling squad averages 5.2 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 50 push-ups in one minute and 12 chin-ups. "In the end, we selected the fastest, fittest players that demonstrated the best individual rugby skills tinder pressure," McCoy said.
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.
A Canadian soldier does chin-ups at Ma'sum Ghar base in southern Afghanistan