throw around

throw around
throw about or throw around
1. To spend (money) extravagantly or recklessly
2. To throw carelessly in different directions
3. (throw about) to cast about or try expedients (Spenser)
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • throw about — intransitive verb : to go in a different direction : tack * * * throw about or throw around 1. To spend (money) extravagantly or recklessly 2. To throw carelessly in different directions 3. (throw about) to cast about or try expedients (Spenser)… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • throw one's weight around — {v. phr.}, {informal} To use one s influence or position in a showy or noisy manner. * /John was the star of the class play, and he was throwing his weight around telling the director how the scene should be played./ * /Bob was stronger than the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw one's weight around — {v. phr.}, {informal} To use one s influence or position in a showy or noisy manner. * /John was the star of the class play, and he was throwing his weight around telling the director how the scene should be played./ * /Bob was stronger than the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw your weight around — throw your weight about/around/informal phrase to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way The boss came in, yelling and generally throwing his weight around. Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw your weight about — throw your weight about/around/informal phrase to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way The boss came in, yelling and generally throwing his weight around. Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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