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Origin of throwaway
Words nearby throwaway
Example sentences from the Web for throwaway
Moviegoers were so familiar with the position of the town that it was a throwaway line in the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story.How One Small Maryland Town Became the Marriage Capital of the East Coast in the Early 20th Century|Melissa August|February 11, 2021|Time
Milwaukee’s counter was to go all-in by accumulating its minor assets — throwaway contracts, bench players and future draft picks — to land Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic.The Bucks bungled free agency. Now they wait for Giannis Antetokounmpo to decide.|Ben Golliver|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
It’s just a throwaway detail, sure, but anyone who shares this tic is definitely my kind of person.The inspiration for Maisie Dobbs? Jacqueline Winspear’s memoir offers charming clues|Zofia Smardz|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Life is a series of seemingly throwaway moments strung together in a peculiar tapestry, and Linklater has captured it beautifully.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Getaway Car is lousy with these throwaway lines and asides.
Even the Vatican weighed in, condemning the case as proof of our “throwaway culture.”
What a throwaway, half-assed response devoid of any sort of research.Macklemore, the Grammy Winning Rapper, Is a 9/11 Truther Who Likes to Play Anti-Semitic Dress-Up|Emily Shire, Marlow Stern|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, there are the usual references to color-changing T-shirts and Jurassic Park, but it feels more warranted than throwaway here.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The latest message was from a throwaway email address from one of the new Brazilian anonymizers.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
The mainland lay not more than a short stone's throwaway, but between it and the island the water ran as swift as a mill race.The Gaunt Gray Wolf|Dillon Wallace
But in the straight on the run home when all were in close order the dark horse Throwaway drew level, reached, outstripped her.
And instead of throwaway dishes they used chinaware that could have come right out of a museum.The House from Nowhere|Arthur G. Stangland
He had a few bob on Throwaway and he's gone to gather in the shekels.
British Dictionary definitions for throwaway
- anything designed to be discarded after use rather than reused, refilled, etc; disposable
- (as modifier)a throwaway carton
verb throw away (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with throwaway
Also, throw or toss out. Dispose of, discard, as in This coat is too good to throw away, or Did you throw out the rest of the milk? or She tossed out all his old letters. [First half of 1500s]
Waste, fail to use, as in She's thrown away her inheritance on all kinds of foolish enterprises, or He's thrown away his chances for an engineering job. [Mid-1600s]
Also, throw out. Utter or perform in an offhand, seemingly careless way, as in He threw away the news that their summer cottage had been broken into, or She threw out some suggestions for changing the bylaws. [First half of 1900s]