dash against

dash (something) against (something)

To throw something against something else. In a fit of anger, I dashed the plate against the wall.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dash someone or something against someone or something

to throw or fling someone or something at or against someone or something. Sam dashed the bottle against the floor, shattering it. Alice dashed the box against Ed, throwing him off balance.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It's been a frantic dash against time to get everything sorted.
There is love across the barricades as our hero has an ill-starred Romeo/Juliet style romance with the daughter of the Ironopolis manager, war crimes as twice Teutonic trouble causing in Europe denied Boro the title, and a series of crushing blows before a traumatic fixture clash between the birth of the next in the line and Boro's date with destiny at Cardiff and a last gasp dash against time to see the pledge fulfilled.
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After two years of meticulous planning, contractors took possession of Birmingham's Proof House Junction three weeks ago for a 19-day dash against the clock to complete a towns pounds 36 million remodelling, the biggest rail project in the Midlands for 40 years.
A pointless first half, in which the Welsh forwards showed great dash against a solid defence, was succeeded by Welsh attacks in the later stages that were in the true rugby tradition.
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That dash against Argentina in St Etienne at the 1998 World Cup seems like an age ago now but, just for an instant yesterday, Owen recalled it.
"There is nothing else around for three-year-old sprinters so he will go for the Vodafone Dash against older horses at Epsom.
But the fact of the matter is that the X-Type not only cuts a dash against the rest of the sports saloons, it still retains that mystique despite the price tag.
WALES v AUSTRALIA Cardiff Arms Park, 1996 As adept in the centre as on the wing, Alfie scored the longest interception try ever seen at the Arms Park from that position - a 90-metre dash against Australia in 1996.
RUNNING ON EMPTY: A bank of empty seating at Parc y Scarlets is the backdrop for this Andy Fenby defence-splitting dash against Worcester last month
It all means that while the Waterford hurlers will be cutting a dash against Kilkenny on Sunday, Queally will be looking on from the stand - something he knows he'll have to get used to.
Then it's a dash against the clock to get there before the foreseen event becomes reality.
He has also been beaten in a 40-yard dash against a minor-league baseball player, who also got a head start.