throw a party

Put on or hold a social gathering, as in They're throwing a party to introduce their nephew to the neighbors, or She threw a party every Saturday night. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]


Nearby words

  1. throve,
  2. throw,
  3. throw a curve,
  4. throw a fit,
  5. throw a monkey wrench into,
  6. throw a punch,
  7. throw about,
  8. throw away,
  9. throw back,
  10. throw caution to the winds

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