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throw a game

To lose some competitive game intentionally, especially 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. Don't you think it's suspicious that they were totally dominating throughout the first three quarters, then they suddenly went to pieces and lost? I'm convinced that they threw the game. A: "You want us to throw the championship game?" B: "You'll each stand to make a million dollars if you do."
See also: game, throw
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

throw a game

Fig. to lose a game on purpose. I know Wilbur. He could never throw a game. There's a couple of those guys who would throw a game if they got enough money to do it.
See also: game, throw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

throw a game

tv. to lose a game on purpose. (see also throw a fight.) There’s a couple of those guys who would throw a game if they got enough money to do it.
See also: game, 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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