Throw in the towel
When you give up doing something that you were trying to accomplish you can’t say you throw in the towel. This idiom comes from boxing. When the boxer gives up, they throw a towel into the ring.
- Playing golf is just not for me, so I threw in the towel.
- During the race, I sprained my ankle so I had to throw in the towel.
Have you thrown in the towel recently?
Do you know anyone who has thrown in the towel?
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