keep (one's) chin up

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keep (one's) chin up

To improve one's mood, especially when sad or discouraged. Come on, the project was not a total failure—keep your chin up! Keep your chin up, honey—tomorrow's another day.
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keep one's chin up

Fig. to keep one's spirits high; to act brave and confident. Keep your chin up, John. Things will get better. Just keep your chin up and tell the judge exactly what happened.
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Keep your chin up.

Fig. an expression of encouragement to someone who has to bear some emotional burdens. (Fixed order.) Fred: I really can't take much more of this. Jane: Keep your chin up. Things will get better. John: Smile, Fred. Keep your chin up. Fred: I guess you're right. I just get so depressed when I think of this mess I'm in.
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keep one's chin up

Be stalwart and courageous in a difficult situation, as in Don't let the loan officer intimidate you; keep your chin up, or Despite all the difficulty, he kept his chin up. This expression alludes to a posture of firm resolution. [First half of 1900s]
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keep your chin up

If you keep your chin up, you stay cheerful in a difficult or unpleasant situation. Richards was keeping his chin up yesterday despite the continued setbacks. Keep your chin up: things will get better.
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keep your chin up

remain cheerful in difficult circumstances. informal
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keep (one's) chin up

To be stalwart, courageous, or optimistic in the face of difficulty.
See also: chin, keep, up
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