chuck under the chin

chuck (one) under the chin

To touch or stroke one affectionately under the chin. I chucked my daughter under the chin and pulled her close for a hug.
See also: chin, chuck
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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