psychological chin

rosicler

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello:

I don't understand what does the following parragraph mean, specially de words in bold. Perhaps, if someone can explain it using otrher words I can understand. Thank you.

The compliant first-born wives usually take it on the pwychological chin from their first-born controller husbands, who prove to be miserly with every thing from money to affection to time with their families.
 
  • Terry Morti

    Senior Member
    UK
    To "take it on the chin" is an expression from boxing. It means when something nasty happens you face it without flinching. So to "take something on the psychological chin" is to face misfortune or defeat or criticism (not an actual punch) courageously.
     
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