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Throw in the hat

This malaphor mixes two idioms with opposite meanings – “throw in the towel” and “hat in the ring”.   When I heard it, the speaker intended to say”throw in the towel”.   Maybe he didn’t really want to give up?   Or maybe it was that second martini talking….

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One Comment on “Throw in the hat”

  1. Steve says:

    Ok. Let’s get down to brass roots!


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