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throw awayTo discard or dispose of something.
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throw a fitTo become angry, enraged, or upset; to act or react with an outburst, as by shouting, swearing, etc.
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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.
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throw outTo discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
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throw upTo erect.
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throw upTo display a gang sign using the hands.
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throw downTo fight, incite to fight, or approach with the intent to fight; to make a stand.
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throw downTo accomplish or produce something in a grand, respectable, or successful manner; to "represent".
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throw upTo vomit.
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stone's throwA short distance, roughly equivalent to how far a person can throw a stone.
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throw a sickieTo take a day off from work, supposedly because of ill health. The illness could be either real or feigned.
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throw a wobblyTo burst out into a verbal uproar.
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throw awayTo place a son or daughter for adoption.
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throw downAdmirably or forcefully.
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throw offTo confuse; especially, to lose a pursuer.
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throw offTo introduce errors or inaccuracies; to skew.
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throw outTo dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
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throw shapesTo act tough or put up a front. For example, to threaten a person by making "karate chops" at them, without actually doing harm or knowing karate.
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throw smokeTo consistently pitch fastballs that are difficult to hit.
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throw for a loopTo confuse or disorient; to throw off; to mix up.
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throw money awayTo spend money foolishly or indiscriminately; to waste money without regard of the consequences.
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throw off balanceTo unsettle, to catch by surprise.
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throw somebody a curveTo pitch a curve ball.
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throw somebody a curveTo surprise; to introduce something unexpected or requiring a quick reaction or correction.
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throw cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.
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throw down the gauntletTo issue a challenge.
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throw in the towelTo quit; to give up.
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throw one's weight aroundTo exercise influence or authority especially to an excessive degree or in an objectionable manner.
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throw the book atTo apply the harshest possible punishment to.
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throw to the dogsTo give up on something valuable.
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throw to the dogsTo remove or cast out someone or something out of one's protection, such as into the streets.
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throw to the dogsTo throw away useless.
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throw to the wolvesTo remove or cast out someone or something out of one's protection, such as onto the streets, especially towards predators.
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throw to the wolvesTo sacrifice someone, especially in an attempt to save oneself.
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throw under the busTo betray or blame; to use as a scapegoat.
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throw under the busTo discard or disown.
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throw a spanner in the worksTo be a problem, dilemma or obstacle, something unexpected or troublesome.
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throw caution to the windDo something despite the risks.
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cast/shed/throw light on sthto make a problem,etc easier to understand
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throw in at the deep endTo introduce a person to a new situation without adequately preparing him or her.
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throw one's cap over the windmillTo act in a crazed manner.
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throw one's hat in the ringTo announce one's candidacy in a contest.
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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say
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throw one's toys out of the pramTo lose one's temper; to throw a tantrum.
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people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stonesDo not criticize others if you have weaknesses yourself.
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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isn
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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.
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throw the baby out with the bathwaterTo discard something valuable, often inadvertently, in the process of removing waste.
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chuck awayTo discard, or throw away.
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deep-sixTo throw something overboard from a ship.
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