Throw In The Towel | Under The Weather | English Idioms

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.’

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