To throw in the towel is to quit.
- As there was little chance of success, I decided to throw in the towel.
- John couldn’t stand Jane’s bad temper, so he threw in the towel and left.
- We are not ready to throw in the towel yet. We will persist.
- He is not a quitter so I was surprised when he threw in the towel and left.
- The fighting lasted for almost two hours and then one guy threw in the towel.
Other idioms with similar meanings are:
Throw in the sponge; toss in the sponge; call it quits.
- I don’t think I can win, so I am calling it quits.
Under the weather
When you are under the weather, you are feeling unwell.
- I didn’t go to school because I was feeling under the weather.
- John is a bit under the weather. I should take him to the doctor.
- If you are feeling under the weather, why don’t you consult a doctor?
- I must get some rest. I am under the weather.
- I am feeling a bit under the weather. I think I have got a cold.
Expressions with similar meanings
- ‘I am feeling sick.’
- ‘I don’t feel very well.’