Idioms

    toss one's cookies, Slang. cookie(def 7).

Origin of toss

First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain

Related forms

toss·er, nountoss·ing·ly, adverbun·tossed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for toss off (1 of 2)

toss off


verb (adverb)

(tr) to perform, write, consume, etc, quickly and easilyhe tossed off a letter to Jim
(tr) to drink quickly at one draught
(intr) British slang to masturbate

British Dictionary definitions for toss off (2 of 2)

toss

/ (tɒs) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for toss

C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian, Swedish tossa to strew
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Idioms and Phrases with toss off (1 of 2)

toss off


1

Do readily or without effort, as in Asimov was amazing, tossing off book after book. [Mid-1800s]

2

Also, toss down. Consume quickly, especially a drink in one draft. For example, He tossed off the beer and headed for the door, or She tossed down one glass after another. [Late 1500s]

Idioms and Phrases with toss off (2 of 2)

toss


In addition to the idioms beginning with toss

  • toss off
  • toss one's cookies

also see:

  • throw away (toss out)
  • throw (toss) one's hat in the ring
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