Throw in the towel – English idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • She’s not a quitter, she won’t throw in the towel.
  • You threw in the towel a long time ago.
  • In the matter that put us in opposition to China, the European Union threw in the towel by agreeing to reassess the import quotas.
  • Every time something didn’t work, we just threw in the towel and said, “Let’s forget it.” Right?
  • You think about throwing in the towel, retiring.

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Origin of “throw in the towel”.

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“To opt out” – What does it mean?


Example sentences from the web:

  • Passengers shall be entitled to opt out from a security scanner.
  • Like every other country, since the Treaty of Amsterdam Denmark is entitled to opt out of any matters relating to military initiatives.
  • Jane decided to opt out of the project.
  • Just, from now on, if we make any changes, we have to let people opt in rather than forcing them to opt out.

Words you may not know:

CHAPERONING => to attend or acting as a chaperon.
CHAPERON => any adult present in order to maintain order or propriety at an activity of young people, as at a school dance.

TO ENTITLE => to give a right to (someone).