chin up

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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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When instructed by the RI, students will mount the chin-up bar with palms facing in and arms fully extended.
MY brother Bobby and I have been patrons of the CHIN-UP charity for 11 years.
Jimmy led them around to the chin-up bar, where Todd made a show of getting ready.
Make a slipknot around the top of the chin-up bar and be sure that it is firmly secured.
Roll-up two towels, drape them over the chin-up bar, and tape the ends together.
Finally, note that we allow for "negative-only" reps on the chin-ups and dips, due to the fact that a tremendous amount of fatigue will be built-up in the musculature by that particular point in the routine.