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The meaning of "keep your chin up"

" Keep your chin up "
Remain positive in a tough situation.
Sorry to hear that you were made redundant on the day your buried your mother. Keep your chin up mate.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Although derived in the USA this idiom is more commonly heard now in Britain.
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