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fling (someone or something) around

To toss someone or something around. Why do you insist on flinging your papers around? No wonder you can never find anything!
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fling someone or something around

to sling or throw someone or something around. Don't fling your wet clothing around. You are messing up the whole room. Don't fling around all your clothes.
See also: around, fling
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But I have sufficient academic training, not to mention common decency, to ask the question first before flinging around wild accusations.
But with discussion and discomfort comes thought, and if there is one good thing to come out of all the bickering and flinging around of both opinion and fact, it is that as a nation we have been engaged, whether we've enjoyed the process or not.
But with discussion and discomfort comes thought and, if there is one good thing to come out of all the bickering and flinging around of both opinion and fact, it is that as a nation we have been engaged, whether we've enjoyed the process or not.
Too much flinging around and they'll be destroyed, which is where your own delicate handling will need to come to the fore in this enjoyable golf-style action puzzler.
Frightening images emerged of Fokina flinging around babies as young as two weeks old and spinning therm around by their wrists and ankles.
Labour flinging around terms like "predistribution" (you what?) might appeal to wonks, but not to the average punter.
Similarly, Yane Yanev and his Order Law and Justice party, long outmanoeuvred by Borissov and having shown more skill in flinging around wild allegations and conspiracy theories than in getting attention through worthwhile ideas, appears desperate to get attention, with Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov his current target.
During courtship, female spotted bowerbirds like a guy to get wild--charging into walls and flinging around bleached bones--but they also prefer to watch the show from behind a see-through barrier.
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'The opposition parties were flinging around accusations about a part-time Welsh Secretary when I was made Leader of the Commons.
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He added Mr O'Donnell was flinging around allegations of fraud, criminality and deception without any evidence in an effort to "kick the bank down the road".