take it on the chin

take it on the chin  {v. phr.},  {informal}
1. To be badly beaten or hurt.
Our football team really took it on the chin today. They are all bumps and bruises.
Mother and I took it on the chin in the card game.
2. To accept without complaint something bad that happens to you; accept trouble or defeat calmly.
A good football player can take it on the chin when his team loses.
Categories: hurt {informal} {v. phr.}