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Said without much thought, care, or conviction. Used before a noun. He made some throwaway comment about my appearance, and now it's all I've been thinking about all day. He's always slipping a few throwaway jokes into his presentations on the fly.
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1. n. a flyer or handbill. I passed out the throw-aways, but not many people would take them.
2. n. a comedian’s quickly uttered one-line joke. He tossed off his best throw-away of the evening just as the curtain fell.
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