Definition of lead with one's chin in English:

lead with one's chin


  • 1(of a boxer) leave one's chin unprotected.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Behave or speak incautiously.
      ‘she led with the chin and got her own way most of the time’
      • ‘Until it can be clearly refuted, no one wants to take the chance of leading with their chin.’
      • ‘In a largely politically correct town the candidate for mayor is leading with his chin.’
      • ‘I am getting sick of her leading with her chin but she has once again taken the opportunity to do precisely that.’
      • ‘Journalists are reluctant to traffic in old material - as long as the candidate isn't leading with his chin.’
      • ‘Does it really make sense to lead with your chin on raising middle-class taxes?’
      • ‘We think we understand what he's trying to achieve, but as usual, he seems to be leading with his chin.’
      • ‘So, out of an assumption she had made, without knowing it, or a wish or a fear she didn't know she had, she led with her chin.’
      • ‘Just don't lead with your chin and rush in hoping for just one outcome: getting back together.’
      • ‘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’