On the Ropes

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Ropes’ 1. When used to regarding boxing matches, on the ropes refers to a fighter who has been forced back against the ropes by his opponent and is leaning on them for support, making it difficult to defend himself. 1Henry, Jean. How to Play the Game: American English Sports & Games … Read more

Throw In the Towel

Also: Throw in the sponge Meaning of Idiom ‘Throw in the Towel’ To throw in the towel means to quit or give up, admitting defeat. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe … Read more