throw stones

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.
See also: stone, throw

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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"No, I don't throw stones," she was saying, in answer to something, "though I can't understand it," she went on, shrugging her shoulders, and she turned at once with a soft smile of protection towards Kitty.
The children used to laugh at me, at first; and they even went so far as to throw stones at me, when they saw me kiss Marie.
It is clear that a sufficiently ingenious person could manufacture a machine moved by olfactory stimuli which, whenever a dog appeared in its neighbourhood, would say, "There is a dog," and when a cat appeared would throw stones at it.
Paul would go to the old barn, catch birds, throw stones into the pond, or pound the trunks of the trees with a stick till they resounded like drums.
Many of the tribe, and more especially the women, appeared to take delight in heaping insults upon the prisoner, and some had even gone so far as to throw stones at him and strike him with sticks, when an old sheik appeared and drove them away.
The religious faith and trust of the villagers of Dhami still motivate them to throw stones at each other to celebrate the festival.
'At nighttime the same people go to the houses whose male members work abroad, throw stones and then knock at the doors, harassing the inmates,' he said, adding the law enforcement agencies had yet to move against such elements.
She said the army carries out all these measures against her town claiming that youths throw stones at passing Israeli vehicles.
YOBS who throw stones at traffic could face arrest if they don't move on when asked, Cleveland Police has said.
RIOT Marchers throw stones at police in Paris yesterday
13 (Petra)-- The Knesset on Monday approved the first reading of a bill that would increase minimum sentences for those convicted of throwing stones or Molotov cocktails and levy financial sanctions on minors who throw stones or firebombs and their parents.
"It has been decided to toughen the measures in many areas; a modification of the rules of engagement will be examined as well as the establishment of a minimum penalty for those who throw stones." Netanyahu said at the beginning of the meeting, he added "on the day before (Jewish) New Year, it has been proved once again that stones can kill," referring to the death of the Israeli driver who lost control of his car after apparently being hit by stones in Jerusalem on Sunday.
Cross-examining the defendant, Ms Wilks said: "You joined your codefendant up on the bank to throw stones at Joshua and his friend."
Cross-examining the defendant, Ms Wilks said: "You joined your co-defendant up on the bank to throw stones at Joshua and his friend."
A number of people were standing outside a house in Bury when they started to throw stones at the window, at around 1.30am yesterday, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.
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