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1(of a boxer) leave one's chin unprotected.
- ‘That's known in boxing parlance as leading with your 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.’
- ‘Being out front hasn't always been pleasant for Meeks, who occasionally leads with his chin.’
- 1.1 Behave or speak incautiously.
- ‘Journalists are reluctant to traffic in old material - as long as the candidate isn't leading with his chin.’
- ‘Until it can be clearly refuted, no one wants to take the chance of leading with their chin.’
- ‘I am getting sick of her leading with her chin but she has once again taken the opportunity to do precisely that.’
- ‘In a largely politically correct town the candidate for mayor is leading with his chin.’
- ‘Just don't lead with your chin and rush in hoping for just one outcome: getting back together.’
- ‘Does it really make sense to lead with your chin on raising middle-class taxes?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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’
- ‘We think we understand what he's trying to achieve, but as usual, he seems to be leading with his chin.’
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