throw smoke

throw smoke

slang In baseball, to pitch fastballs. Wow, I can't believe he's still throwing smoke after eight innings. Watch out for this pitcher, she really throws smoke out there.
See also: smoke, throw
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A re3 spokesman said all old smoke detectors that emit Americium-241 need to be deposited in Small Domestic Electrical bins at its recycling centres, and urged people to not throw smoke detectors away with other forms of rubbish.
Well-intentioned people never throw smoke bombs, he said, pointing out that the aim had been to create a smokescreen hiding the demonstrators activities.
He pauses a minute into the recording as officers announce their presence and throw smoke grenades before raiding his trailer.
Several agents throw smoke grenades to create cover as they move single file, guns at the ready, crouching forward.
Despite appeals from opposition leaders not to resort to violence, and a personal intervention from boxer-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko, protesters continued to throw smoke bombs and hurl fireworks and other objects at police.
Press the doll's stomach and Mr Mott's distinctive tones can be heard shouting "Throw smoke - GRENADE!" Mr Mott also played a part in the build-up to last year's Olympic Games.
All Banta knew was to throw smoke and mirrors at us, a pack of Camels and pack of rubbers keeping company in his back pocket.
Although it cannot achieve the 300mph speeds that Kitt reached, soar 50ft in the air or throw smoke bombs, key features of the star car are intact.