fling back

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fling back

1. To toss or throw someone or something backwards. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "back." The force of the explosion flung us all back.
2. To return something to someone or some place by tossing or throwing it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "back." Our neighbor wasn't happy when we hit the ball into his yard, but at least he flung it back.
See also: back, fling
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fling someone or something back

 
1. to sling or throw someone or something backwards. I had to fling the child back, away from the fire. I flung back the door and ran out. Walt grabbed at the door and flung it back.
2. to return someone or something by slinging or throwing. She took the little fish and flung it back into the water. Did you fling back the ball to Roger?
See also: back, 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 ?
R.C.--No, no, it is not your wife has preached to you; but when you were moving religious arguments to her, conscience has flung them back upon you.
Before he had the chance to wind his window back up ( these were the days of windup rather than electric windows) she scooped up the ash and cigarette butts and flung them back into his car, and all over him.
The screaming insults of hordes of gleeful Gooners rained down on them and Chelsea sucked them all up and flung them back.
But he quickly pulled the dripping creatures out of the net and flung them back into the brackish water.
Coventry looked to have put enough space between them and the struggling pack with a winning Easter campaign but reverses against Everton and Middlesbrough coupled with this defeat, flung them back into the melting pot.
How things change Had those same players made the same offer after woeful displays at the Hawthorns, Villa Park or in Bucharest, there is every chance the visiting hordes would have flung them back With interest
Believing that fate had flung them back together, they got married in 1995, in front of a minister and a few sheep.