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    Idiom with jaw.

    Ok, I came across something like this:

    Go chest out and jaw squared (meaning: with confidence)

    Could anyone please tell me how one squares their jaw?

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    Re: Idiom with jaw.

    To show your confidence you hold your head up; this tends to go with the action of sticking your jaw out - saying, mentally, 'OK, give it your best shot. I'm ready for it'. That's squaring your jaw - and it is true even if you're not thinking about beating someone in a fight; you may just be showing that you're ready for what Shakespeare called 'the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune'.

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    Re: Idiom with jaw.

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Ok, I came across something like this:

    Go chest out and jaw squared (meaning: with confidence)

    Could anyone please tell me how one squares their jaw?
    These days a cosmetic surgeon is the best option. Simple implants can give you a square jaw, but they might not make you any more confident!
    As far as Bob's "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune", I'd tend to rely on a shield, or maybe running away. It's really only those dreams that may come when we have shuffled off our mortal coil that gives me pause.

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