toss in the towel

toss in the towel
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  • toss in the sponge — Go to throw in the towel …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • throw in the towel — AND throw in the sponge; toss in the sponge tv. to quit; to give up. (From boxing where a towel or sponge thrown into the ring indicates that a boxer has given up.) □ I can tell when it’s time to throw in the towel, and this is that time. □ The… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • towel — [tou′əl] n. [ME towaille < OFr toaille (Fr touaille) < Frank * thwahlja, akin to OHG dwahila, towel < dwahan, to wash < IE base * twak , to bathe > OProv twaxtan, bath towel] a piece of absorbent cloth or paper for wiping or drying …   English World dictionary

  • towel — n. cloth, paper for drying 1) a bath; dish (AE), tea (esp. BE); face; guest; hand; linen; paper; roller; Turkish towel 2) a sanitary towel (BE; AE has sanitary napkin) 3) a disposable towel symbol of surrender 4) to throw, toss in the towel * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

  • towel — /ˈtaʊəl / (say towuhl), /taʊl / (say towl) noun 1. a cloth or the like for wiping and drying something wet, especially one for the hands, face, or body after washing or bathing. –verb (t) (towelled or, US, toweled, towelling or, US …  

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  • throw in the sponge — or[throw up the sponge] or[throw in the towel] {v. phr.}, {informal} To admit defeat; accept loss. * /After taking a beating for five rounds, the fighter s seconds threw in the sponge./ * /When Harold saw his arguments were not being accepted, he …   Dictionary of American idioms

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