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throw a fight

To lose a match in a combat sport, especially boxing, intentionally. Usually done in order to take advantage of the bets placed on one's odds of winning. Other determiners and modifiers can be used instead of "a," depending on the context. I don't care how much money you're offering—I've never thrown a fight in my whole life, and I'm not about to start now! Judging by how easily she got knocked down, a lot of people are speculating that she threw last night's fight. If you don't throw the fight in the third round, the mob will make sure you're wearing a pair of concrete shoes at the bottom of the Hudson!
See also: fight, throw
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

throw a fight

Fig. to lose a boxing match on purpose. (Boxing. Other words can replace a.) I just know that Wilbur didn't throw that fight. The guy would never throw a fight.
See also: fight, throw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

throw a fight

tv. to lose a boxing match on purpose. (Boxing. Other words can replace a.) I just know that Wilbur didn’t throw that fight.
See also: fight, throw
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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