|at each other's throats||Two people who are at each other's throats are always fighting or arguing.
The two candidates for the election are constantly at each other's throats.
|throw a bone||If you throw someone a bone, you say something kind or reward them in some way to make them feel good.
The old man can't help very much but Bill throws him a bone now and then to keep him happy.
|throw caution to the wind||If you throw caution to the wind, you start taking risks and stop worrying about the danger involved.
I decided to throw caution to the wind and invest in my best friend's new company.
|throw dust in someone's eyes||If you throw dust in someone's eyes, you prevent them from seeing the truth by misleading them.
He threw dust in the old lady's eyes by pretending to be a police officer, then stole her jewellery.
|throw good money after bad||Someone who spends additional money on something that was already considered a bad investment is said to throw good money after bad.
Buying a second-hand computer and then spending money to have it repaired is throwing good money after bad!
|throw money at||If you throw money at something, you try to solve a problem by spending money on it, without using any other methods.
The refugee problem cannot be solved just by throwing money at it!
|throw your hat into the riing||If you throw or toss your hat in the ring, you announce that you are going to enter a competition or take up a challenge.
He finally threw his hat in the ring and announced that he was going to stand for election.
|throw it over the wall||If someone throws something over the wall, they deal with part of a problem or project, then pass the responsibility to another person or department without any communication or coordination.
You can't just manufacture a product then throw it over the wall to the sales department!
|throw pearls to pigs||This expression means that it is wasteful to offer something valuable or useful to someone who does not understand or appreciate it.
She had a beautifully trained voice but the audience didn't listen - talk about throwing pearls to pigs!
|throw something together||If you throw something together, you make or produce something quickly and without effort.
Why don't you stay for dinner - I'll throw something together!
|throw a spanner in the works||If someone or something throws a spanner (or a wrench) in the works, they do something that causes problems and prevents the success of a plan or event.
The two companies were keen to sign the agreement before anything happened to throw a spanner in the works.
|throw a tantrum||If a person, especially a child, throws a tantrum, they become angry and behave in an unreasonable way.
My sister's little boy is always throwing tantrums - he's thoroughly spoilt!
|throw in the towel||If you throw in the towel, you admit that you cannot succeed.
After unsuccessfully competing in several championships, she decided to throw in the towel and go back to college.
|throw a wobbly/wobbler||When someone, usually a capricious person, throws a wobbly, they have a fit of nerves or bad temper and lose all self-control.
He's very calm - not the sort of man to throw a wobbly if he doesn't have a clean shirt!
|rule of thumb||A rule of thumb is a general rule which is a handy way of measuring or calculating something.
As a rule of thumb, use one third vinegar and three thirds oil to make a salad dressing.
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