fling away

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fling away

1. To toss someone or something out of one's path. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "away." Dad flung my toys away and scolded me for not cleaning up like he'd asked me to.
2. To discard or reject someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "away." Did you really put these drawings in the trash? Sheesh, it's like you're trying to fling away my childhood! I know she drives you nuts, but she's your mother—you'll never be able to fling her away.
See also: away, fling
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fling someone or something away

to throw or sling someone or something away or out of the way. You can't just fling me away! I am your eldest son! You can't just fling away the things you don't want!
See also: away, fling
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
I stood up and found my foot with the loose heel swollen at the ankle and painful under the heel; so I sat down again, took off my shoes, and flung them away.
Joe brought up with him some pieces of a leathern bottle that had grown hard and horn-like with age, and angrily flung them away among the bleaching bones of the caravan.
It pulled huge balloons off their mooring lines; it picked up lesser objects from the ground and flung them away toward the north.