Throwing it out there

Time, I think, to throw another verb out there. Perhaps this will help to throw up new ideas!


At 15 euros a throw, getting a caricature of yourself done on holiday might seem like money thrown away. But don’t get up and walk away without paying – you don’t want to be thrown in jail! Also on this note, I would avoid throwing all your clothes off. Throw something on, even if only an old swimming suit.


You can throw someone off guard, or throw your money about – this isn’t usually a good idea. Throw yourself into your work, throw your weight around. Throw a ball or throw a rock at a window – if it goes in far enough, it might hit the throw across the sofa. This may cause the owner to throw a fit – I wouldn’t expect to be invited if they throw a party!


You can throw up your hands, which is nothing like throwing your dinner up! To avoid this, don’t just throw things together from the fridge to make a meal; do some proper cooking. Throw the window open to get some fresh air, just don’t throw anything out of it. You can throw your rubbish away in the bin instead.


If you are rowdy in the pub you could be thrown out, but then again your case could be thrown out by the judge if it ever gets to court. Don’t mind me, I’m just throwing out ideas – I hope they don’t throw your calculations out, or even throw them off if you prefer.


If your parents both have brown eyes yet yours are blue you might be a throwback to an earlier generation. Don’t let the thought throw you off balance, especially if people make throwaway comments about it.


Ready to throw in the towel?


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