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    take it on the nose

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    Someone says about a poet: He had ability to take it on the nose from the critics, to stand up and say simple, proud things.

    --- Does it mean he accepted criticism easily?

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    Re: take it on the nose

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Someone says about a poet: He had ability to take it on the nose from the critics, to stand up and say simple, proud things.

    --- Does it mean he accepted criticism easily?
    Almost. It means that no matter how hard they criticized (hit!) him, he recovered and persevered.

    The fight implied by "take it on the nose" may be physical or verbal; one-sided or a melee.
    Last edited by abaka; 19-Jan-2009 at 16:06.

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