throw someone

throw (one)

To cause one to be greatly confused, perplexed, or disconcerted; to befuddle or bemuse one. It really threw us when Olivia announced she was leaving the company. His caustic response threw me, as it seemed to come out of nowhere.
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throw someone

Cause someone to be confused or perplexed, disconcert someone, as in We didn't let our worries throw us, or That unfavorable review threw her. [Colloquial; mid-1800s] Also see knock for a loop.
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Sometimes, the world just seems so out of control that taking a few minutes out of your day to throw someone some change, or give them some time, feels pointless and futile.
I said six months ago I didn't want to get to the quarter finals of the World Cup and throw someone in we haven't tried or tested.
"But the way you do it is you don't throw someone into an elevator and say, sink or swim.'"
It said lawmakers should claw back the unused $30 million in bailout money to pay for performance audits in other agencies and that they should criminalize secret slush funds.<br />House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols said that the Legislature should follow the recommendation to criminalize the funds; however, that policy would do nothing to prevent further abuses.<br />"All that means is the next time there's a slush fund, we get to throw someone in jail," he said.<br />The Legislature should instead prioritize growing its fiscal staff and implementing an office of accountability, he said.
Is it that easy nowadays to just kill and throw someone away?' Tagle said in his homily at the Basilica Minore of the Immaculate Conception.
Is it that easy nowadays to just kill and throw someone away?" he said in a CBCP News post.
But be careful Alan, all of the preservationists at Hampden will have to throw someone else under the bus shortly and it'll soon be time for President Petrie.
"You can say you didn't connect artistically--just don't throw someone else under the bus.
Summary: We have a saying in Arabic that if you throw someone out of the door they will try and come back in through the window.
If you throw someone out who was a world No1 it's not good for tennis."
According to (http://tvline.com/2017/04/06/the-walking-dead-season-8-glenn-returns-spoilers-steven-yeun/) TVLine , Norman - with the help of Mother (Vera Farmiga) - will throw someone close to him under the bus in an attempt to clear his name.
"If you throw someone into the deep end where no one understands you it's not easy for coaches and captains to communicate.
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