to keep your chin up meaning?

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What's the meaning of "to keep your chin up" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Scenario 1:


My car broke down this morning and the mechanic tells me it will cost $2,000 to fix it.  My dog died last week.  My boss hates me.  I am feeling a little depressed.
What will you say to me?
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Idiom Definition:


"to keep your chin up"
to wish someone confidence in a difficult situation
to offer encouragement
 
Synonyms:
audacious, brave, character, confident, courage, courageous, dauntless, defiant, dignity, ego, essence, fearless, firm, force, grit, gritty, gutsy, hardy, indomitable, intrepid, life, lionhearted, morale, nerve, pluck, plucky, pride, resolute, resolve, sparkle, spirited, spunk, spunky, stalwart, stout, strong, unabashed, unafraid, undaunted, undauntable, unfearful, valiant, vitality, will
 
 
This chef is literally keeping his chin up. - - - - ->  a chef with the funny chef hat and a red neckercief is weaing a haughty look with his chin stuck up in the air.




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Idiom Scenario 2:


Jane loves to downhill ski.  She goes skiing almost every weekend during the ski season.  Jane works at a travel agency that promotes skiing holidays.  You might say that Jane lives to ski.  Unfortunately, Jane had a bad skiing accident three month ago and broke her leg very badly.  One day, Jane is moping around her apartment when Jane's friend, Linda, stops over for a visit ...
Linda:  "Hey, Jane!  How are you?"
Jane:    "Not so good."
Linda:  "What's the matter?"
Jane:    "Look at my leg.  I am sick and tired of this cast and I haven't been skiing in months and the ski season will be over before this cast finally comes off."
Linda:  "Well, keep your chin up!  There's always next season."
Jane:    "Yes, you're right.  I will cheer up."
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom also means:
to remain optimistic or positively confident
 
In the imperative:
"Keep your chin up!"
Alternate forms:
Keep your chin up high
Keep your chin held high
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Keeping your chin up can be a great way to persevere.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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