throw back at

throw something back at someone

Fig. to return a problem or difficulty to the person from whom it came. He said that the problem was mine alone, and he threw it back at me. I tried to get someone else to take care of it, but it was thrown back at me.
See also: back, throw
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Dutifully, Dolan did not throw back at senators the fact they've given his agency about 11,000 pages of regulations to enforce, including 900 pages in the tax legislation passed this year.
Remember the kinds of comments you'd throw back at the characters on the screen during a lull in dialogue?