take sth on the chin meaning

[American slang]
1. Lit. to absorb a blow on the chin.
  The boxer tried to duck but took the blow on the chin.
2. Fig. to experience and endure bad news or other trouble.
  The bad news was a real shock, but John took it on the chin.
  The worst luck comes my way, and I always end up taking it on the chin.

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