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 up (1 of 2)

toss up


verb (adverb)

to spin (a coin) in the air in order to decide between alternatives by guessing which side will fall uppermost
(tr) to prepare (food) quickly

noun toss-up

an instance of tossing up a coin
informal an even chance or risk; gamble

British Dictionary definitions for toss up (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 up

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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