School Lunches Booker is not afraid to throw down in the name of policy.
If he intends to throw down the human-rights gauntlet, he will find dozens upon dozens of takers and possibilities.
Tensions escalated when Fieri decided to throw down a gauntlet of his own on the Today show on Thursday morning.
Darby had dared to throw down a very imposing card-edifice, and for the moment the fellow was odious to him.
We should have wanted to skip to the last page—and then throw down the book.
They throw down between the wall and the tower, pots of burning oil, blazing wood, and Greek fire.
At length I saw him throw down his load and plunge into the thicket.
There were times when he longed to throw down the table and flee into the night.
throw down the fence and turn them into the stranger's field.
The best thing to do, when the game is lost, is to throw down your cards.
[first two senses perhaps fr late 1800s throw down on, ''aim one's pistol at''; perhaps fr throw down the gauntlet, ''issue a challenge,'' found by 1548]