Took it on the chin
Posted by R. Berg on January 16, 2006
In Reply to: Took it on the chin posted by Lindsay on January 15, 2006
: What is the origin of the phrase ". . . took it on the chin". If you google the phrase in Advanced Search, you see skillions of uses, but no origin.
The origin is probably in boxing, and "it" is a blow. What are you asking, exactly?