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    The count reached one ball and one strike keep your chin up.


    (This sentence is from baseball)

    Here, what is the meaning of `cound' and `chin up'?

    Could anyone explain it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The count reached one ball and one strike keep your chin up.


    (This sentence is from baseball)

    Here, what is the meaning of `cound' and `chin up'?

    Could anyone explain it?
    In baseball, the count is the number of balls and strikes the current batter has. If he gets three strikes, he is out. If he gets four balls, he is walked to first base.

    Usually, "keep your chin up" is an idiom that means be optimistic, stay strong, hope for the best. In this case, however, I think they mean it literally: keep your chin up so that you can watch the ball properly as it is pitched to you.

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