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throw stones

To hurl insults or criticisms (at someone or something). Instead of just throwing stones at everything we propose, why don't you contribute some constructive suggestions for a change? By the end of the relationship, all she did was throw stones.
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throw stones

criticize someone or something.
This expression is often used with reference to the proverbial saying those who live in glass houses should not throw stones , the earliest variant of which is recorded in the mid 17th century.
See also: stone, throw
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As they charged, they threw stones and cursed in shrill chorus.
You give me till tomorrow and I will show you what it's like." The audience laughed, but next day, sure enough, the Countryman appeared on the stage, and putting his head down squealed so hideously that the spectators hissed and threw stones at him to make him stop.
Of these the hardiest, and in a general way the youngest, threw stones against the front of the building, the only part accessible, but carefully missed the unshuttered windows.
gamins , and who, when we were also children ourselves, threw stones at all of us in the afternoon, when we came out of school, because our trousers were not torn--a swarm of these young scamps rushed towards the square where Gringoire lay, with shouts and laughter which seemed to pay but little heed to the sleep of the neighbors.
As they have cloven feet, they sometimes strike up the stones when they run, which gave occasion to the notion that they threw stones at the hunters, a relation equally to be credited with those of their eating fire and digesting iron.
Marie ran away at once; and when I tried to talk to them, they threw stones at me.
They were so incensed at the conduct of the British Commodore Knowles, who had impressed some of their fellow-citizens, that several thousands of them surrounded the council chamber and threw stones and brickbats into the windows.
He threw stones at her and with one chance shot broke a wing.
After that they threw stones no more, and White Fang understood and was satisfied.
Once some women, venturing nearer than usual to the plantation, saw her washing clothes in the brook, and they threw stones at her.
Videos of attacks have gone viral on social media, showing a man covered with blood after the attackers threw stones at his car before the robbery.
Ramallah, April 4 (Petra) - A group of extremist Jewish settlers on Thursday threw stones at Palestinian-owned vehicles near the illegal settlement of Halamish, built on Palestinian lands of Nabi Saleh and Deir Nizam villages, northwest of the city of Ramallah.
He said the defendant threw stones and broke the windshield of the police patrol van valued at N80,000, a property of the Federal Government.
An Israeli army soldier is seen grabbing the 9-year-old boy from school after the boy allegedly threw stones at them.
A woman who threw stones at the window of a Plains property and drove without a licence must wait to discover her fate.
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