throw around

throw someone or something around

to toss or cast someone or something around. The belligerent fellow at the bar threatened to throw me around a little if I didn't get out of his way. Don't throw around your empty cans.
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throw around

v.
1. To scatter something by or as if by throwing: The guests threw around confetti to make the room more festive. The kids threw sand around the beach.
2. To throw or exchange something back and forth casually: Let's go outside and throw around the ball for a while. We threw some ideas around until we came up with a solution.
See also: around, throw
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If the government has money to throw around a vote on 'no to the European Union'would have been more appropriate.
The oil-rich Qataris have billions of pounds to throw around.
There are probably a lot of kids who don't have any place to throw around a baseball or climb trees anymore, and most likely cannot afford to attend games at Yankee stadium.
David Moyes would, I'm sure, love to strengthen Everton's squad, particularly with James Vaughan and Yakubu long terms absentees, but he doesn't have much money to throw around.
The day will be divided into workshops where residents, organisations and other interested parties can throw around suggestions and ideas.
Most of the girls are throwing around 45m and a few are throwing 50s, so I need to throw around 40m so I am not losing as many points.
They are happy to throw around cash because it isn't theirs.
This is a gradual, slow and arduous process and you can't expect the CEOs at these companies to be able to assume the full impact of less money to throw around.
You've got a bit of dough to throw around, so buy yourself an awesome gift.
When describing the inside, Buick designers and executives throw around the word "craftsmanship" and tend to point to the French seam sewing pattern on the seats.
Between the element of surprise in this steal, the throw to third base (which is not as practiced as the throw to 2B), and having the catcher forced to throw around a right handed hitter, coaches might be surprised with how effective this tactic can be.
They also throw around amorphous terms such as we and society, obscuring the real actors in the welfare state: local civil servants who are accountable to federal civil servants, who are accountable to political appointees, who are accountable to Congress.
And these mandates, which throw around undefined terms such as "unusual," are not "emergency" rules, but permanent measures.
It's a difficult expression to throw around a PTA meeting.
EU officials want the British fleet to be cut by 10 per cent - which would throw around 800 boats on the scrapheap.