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Keep Your Chin Up

You use the expression ‘Keep Your Chin Up’ to encourage someone not to give up or
give in, and to remain cheerful despite a difficult situation.

Example of use: “Keep your chin up! Things will get better soon.”

Interesting fact about Keep Your Chin Up

The origin of the expression ‘keep your chin up’ is late 19th to early 20th century America. The first printed reference comes from an October, 1900 edition of the Pennsylvania newspaper The Evening Democrat: “Keep your chin up. Don’t take your troubles to bed with you – hang them on a chair with your trousers or drop them in a glass of water with your teeth.”