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Thursday, July 24, 2014

To toss something

Idiom: to toss something

Context #1:

Sean: Hey Tim!  Smell this milk and tell me if you think it is still good.
Tim: (After smelling the milk) Whoa!  That milk stinks!  I would toss it if I were you.
Sean: Yeah, I guess you're right.  I'll get some fresh milk today.

Context #2:

Kathy: Can I borrow your backpack this weekend?  We're going hiking on Saturday.
Tiffany: Actually, that backpack had a huge rip on the bottom and instead of trying to fix it I just tossed it.  Sorry about that!
Kathy: That's alright.  I think Andrew has an extra one.  I'll ask him.

Meaning: "to toss something" means to throw something away. Usually people toss something because it's old, broken, or no longer needed. 

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