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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #87322: Expressions with the word THROW
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    Expressions with the word THROW


     

      Come on! I am throwing a party.


     

    Throw/cast caution to the wind(s) = to stop being careful and do something that you know has risks

    Throw someone in at the deep end = to make someone deal with something difficult without preparing them for it

    Have/throw a fit = to get very angry and shout or become violent

    Throw down the gauntlet = to make it clear that you want to argue or fight with someone about something

    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones = used for saying that people who have faults should not criticize other people for having the same faults

    Throw/toss your hat into the ring = to announce officially that you are going to compete in an election, a competition, etc.

    Throw yourself on someone’s mercy = to ask someone in authority to treat you in a kind way

    Throw your money around = to spend money in a careless and obvious way

    Throw something open = to make something available for everyone to see or take part in

    Throw/put someone off the scent = to do something to stop somebody from finding you or discovering something

    Throw/put a spanner in the works = to do something that suddenly stops a process or plan

    Throw the book at someone = to punish someone very severely

    Throw money down the drain = to waste money by spending it on something useles

    Throw a party = to organize a party, especially in your own home

    Throw a punch = to hit someone with your fist (=closed hand)

    Throw your voice = to make your voice sound as if it is coming from somewhere else

    Throw your weight about/around = to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way

    Throw in the towel = to admit that you have been defeated and stop trying

    Not trust someone as far as you can throw them = to not trust someone at all

    Throw a wobbly = to suddenly become very angry or upset

    Throw someone to the wolves = to leave somebody to be roughly treated or criticized without trying to help or defend them

     





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