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throw in the towel

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  • v. To quit; to give up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

Etymologies

From the traditional signal from a boxer's support staff of throwing such an item into a boxing ring to indicate that the contestant cannot continue the match and is forfeiting to the opponent. (Wiktionary)

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