- barbilla (feminine), mentón (masculine), pera (feminine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] to have a weak o receding chin no tener* barbilla double chin papada (feminine), doble barba (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] to keep one's chin up no perder* el ánimo chin up! [colloquial/familiar] ¡ánimo! [colloquial/familiar] to take it on the chin (American English/inglés norteamericano) sufrir las consecuencias, pagar* el pato [colloquial/familiar] it was the kids who took it on the chin fueron los niños los que sufrieron las consecuencias or [colloquial/familiar] pagaron el pato to take sth on the chin encajar bien un golpe (suffer stoically) (British English/inglés británico) aguantar algo con resignación she took their criticisms on the chin encajó bien las críticas
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The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the