Boxing

take it on the chin

Meaning: this is a boxing metaphor meaning don't shy away from difficulty

Example: You're going to have to take it on the chin when your father gets home and sees what you've done. Read on

throw in the towel

Meaning: to quit

Example: Rocky was told by his trainer that he was going to throw in the towel in if he did not start throwing punches Read on

down and out

down and out Meaning: – homeless or penniless person – someone who has no home, no job and no money – poor and unlucky, bumming and boozing – … Read on

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read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on

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