The chin is located at the bottom of the face below the mouth and is made up of the lower part of the jaw. The plural is chins.


FUN FACT – ‘Chin’ can also be used as a verb. If you say you’re going to ‘chin someone’, it means you want to punch them in the mouth.

chin idioms list

Let’s look at some popular body idioms that contain the body part ‘chin’.​

  • chin music
    meaning – pointless chat
    example – I’ve been listening to chin music all afternoon, I’ll be glad of some silence.
  • keep one’s chin up
    meaning – try and stay positive during a difficult time
    example – Tell Harry to keep his chin up, things can only get better.
  • take something on the chin
    meaning – accept that something bad has happened and don’t complain about it
    example – Johnny wasn’t picked for the team; He took it on the chin and is going to train harder.

chin idioms list with pictures

Here’s some real life picture examples.

idiomatic expressions with body parts - chin
chin idioms - chin music
chin idioms - keep one’s chin up
chin idioms - take on the chin

You can download a table of ‘chin’ idioms and expressions below.

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