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.
You can download a table of ‘chin’ idioms and expressions below.
If you’ve enjoyed this page, don’t forget to check out some more body idioms by clicking on the links below.