• noun: the part of the face below the mouth and above the neck
  • noun: the lower portion of the face lying below the lower lip and including the prominence of the lower jaw
  • verb: to bring to or hold with the chin
  • synonyms: mentum, jowl, gab


  • I was ready to give up on the search, but they convinced me to 'keep going'. [=to continue searching]

  • The criticism was harsh but he 'took it on the chin' and didn't try to blame anyone else.

  • Many investors 'took it on the chin' yesterday as the stock market dropped sharply.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) that you would like me to do? Commit this list of periodicals to memory. Scan each new issue, find any hidden codes, decipher them. Place your chin on the chin rest. - Stare into the light. - Pulse , regular. Okay, this may be a little uncomfortable. It's got a little zap to it, doesn't it? (..)
    2001 A Beautiful Mind