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lead with one's chin

Definition of lead with one's chin in English:

1 informal (Of a boxer) leave one’s chin unprotected.
Example sentences
  • That's known in boxing parlance as leading with your chin.
  • Being out front hasn't always been pleasant for Meeks, who occasionally leads with his chin.
  • If you've got a glass jaw and you lead with your chin, you shouldn't be surprised when you wind up unconscious on the canvas.
1.1Behave or speak incautiously.
Example sentences
  • He led with his chin, demanding that long-term board members stand down because they were ‘too old.’
  • And for a man who leads with his chin twice a week, he acts awfully surprised when someone takes a pop at it
  • Until it can be clearly refuted, no one wants to take the chance of leading with their chin.
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