Throw Down the Gauntlet

Meaning Of Idiom ‘Throw Down the Gauntlet’ To throw down the gauntlet means to issue a challenge to an opponent. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Examples Of Use “In his op-ed, he threw down the gauntlet, declaring the … 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

Throw Caution to the Wind(s)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Throw Caution to the Wind’ To throw caution to the wind is to act recklessly or rashly. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage Today, the idiom is most commonly used with a singular ‘wind,’ but the original idiom was throw caution … Read more

Stone’s Throw, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Stone’s Throw’ A stone’s throw means a very short distance. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage The idiom ‘a stone’s throw’ is usually followed from or away. Examples Of Use “His college is only a stone’s throw away from his parent’s … Read more