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throw a tantrumTo have a temper tantrum, to display a fit of childish anger.Rate it:

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people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stonesDo not criticize others if you have weaknesses yourself.Rate it:

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throw awayTo discard or dispose of something.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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throw under the busTo discard or disown.Rate it:

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throw a fitTo become angry, enraged, or upset; to act or react with an outburst, as by shouting, swearing, etc.Rate it:

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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.Rate it:

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throw outTo discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.Rate it:

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throw upTo erect.Rate it:

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throw upTo display a gang sign using the hands.Rate it:

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 isnRate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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throw downTo fight, incite to fight, or approach with the intent to fight; to make a stand.Rate it:

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throw downTo accomplish or produce something in a grand, respectable, or successful manner; to "represent".Rate it:

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throw upTo vomit.Rate it:

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throw outTo dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.Rate it:

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throw the baby out with the bathwaterTo discard something valuable, often inadvertently, in the process of removing waste.Rate it:

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cast/shed/throw light on sthto make a problem,etc easier to understandRate it:

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People Who Live in the Glass House Shouldn’t Throw StonesYou should not point fingers at other and first look at yourselfRate it:

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stone's throwA short distance, roughly equivalent to how far a person can throw a stone.Rate it:

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throw a bone toTo provide support or assistance to, especially in one particular way or to a limited extent; to make a concession to.Rate it:

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Throw a CurveSurprising a person in an unpleasant manner; mislead or to lie about somethingRate it:

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Throw a Monkey Wrench into the WorksInterfering or disturbing an operation that was going in a smooth manner; destabilizing the progression of somethingRate it:

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throw a partyTo organize and execute a party.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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throw a spanner in the worksTo be a problem, dilemma or obstacle, something unexpected or troublesome.Rate it:

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throw a sprat to catch a mackerelTo sacrifice something of little value in the hope of gaining something better.Rate it:

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throw a wobblyTo burst out into a verbal uproar.Rate it:

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throw aboutTo cast about; to try expedients.Rate it:

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throw an eyeTo glance; peepRate it:

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throw asideto discard.Rate it:

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throw awayTo place a son or daughter for adoption.Rate it:

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throw backto throw something backRate it:

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throw backto hinder the development of somethingRate it:

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throw backto revert to an earlier stage of developmentRate it:

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Throw Caution to the WindTaking huge risks; be very daring; acting in a reckless mannerRate it:

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throw caution to the windDo something despite the risks.Rate it:

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throw chunksTo vomitRate it:

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throw cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.Rate it:

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Throw Cold Water on SomethingDoing or saying something that may not be very encouraging; dampening the eagerness of someoneRate it:

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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 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 Rate it:

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throw downAdmirably or forcefully.Rate it:

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throw down the gauntletTo issue a challenge.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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throw for a loopTo confuse or disorient; to throw off; to mix up.Rate it:

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throw good money after badTo waste money in a fruitless attempt to recoup losses previously incurred.Rate it:

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throw inAlternative form of throw-in.Rate it:

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throw inTo add something extra free of charge.Rate it:

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throw in at the deep endTo introduce a person to a new situation without adequately preparing him or her.Rate it:

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Throw in the TowelAdmitting your defeat; quit from something or giving upRate it:

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