toss about

toss about

1. To hurl, fling, or cast someone or something from place to place or back and forth. In this usage, a name, noun, or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "about." We went outside to toss a football about. The huge waves tossed us about while we were out on the open sea.
2. To discuss something, especially in an informal, hypothetical, or noncommittal fashion. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "toss" and "about." We tossed about a few plans for how we could reinvigorate interest in our product. Let's toss the idea about at our next meeting.
3. To move about restlessly from one position to another. That fever kept me tossing about in bed all night. The child wouldn't sit still, tossing about in his seat from the boredom.
See also: toss