to throw in with

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - throw in with

"to throw in with"

to enter into association with


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - throw in with

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I don't know what has been going on with this company lately. But whatever it is, I am getting very concerned about my future here.

Colleague 2:  Something strange has been going on.  Have you heard that a couple of the guys are going to start their own business?

Colleague 1:  I am giving serious consideration to throwing in with them.

Colleague 2:  I think I might join them as well.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - throw in with

Two mothers are talking ...

Mother 1:  How's your son doing?

Mother 2:  It is my worst fear come to life. He's joined a gang.

Mother 1: That's terrible when a child throws in with a gang. Is there anything you can do?

Mother 2:  I'm not sure. Once a kid associates with a gang, it is very difficult to get them out.

to throw in with - Usage:


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to throw in with - Gerund Form:

Throwing in with your best friend to form a business partnership is common.

to throw in with - Examples:

1)  He ditched Nokia's own operating system and opted instead to throw in with Microsoft.

2)  If the Greens want to throw in with Respect fine but Respect is not about to become an irrelevant Green ...

3)  You might want to throw in with the Idiots who Voted for Bush group.

4)  ... about the USSC and the federal government it is a part of, they'd throw in with the conservatives and vote 9-0 to throw Obamacare out the window.

5)  ... unless the Libyan security forces in the know simply and " spontaneously " decided to throw in with the mob, which is possible but pretty unlikely.

6)  ... the Evangelical and Catholic leaders took too long to throw in with the Mormon candidate / Republican Party, long after there was enough time ...

7)  ... decides to throw in with the enemy instead of fighting for what's right ...

8)  To paraphrase a Virginia delegate during the colony's debate as to whether to throw in with the others in a war for independence against King George ...

9)  ... we'll turnout Dems in Pittsburgh to throw in with the SE corner, where we'll get the margin that puts us ...

10)  Free speech is the seminal issue of this country's founding, and you guys throw in with the hard left wing of the court while trying to cast aspersions on ...

11)  ... which is very much separate from your decision not to throw in with A+, is a legitimate basis for the rest of us to draw ...

12)  I have to throw in with Brian on the 2nd Amendment v. gun regulation debate.

13)  This is your chance to show your strength when you as a movement and organization throw in with Romney with the condition that you be included in the government he forms ...

14)  But I'm inclined to throw in with those who wonder about how the notion of ...

15)  ... a handful of white women willing to throw in with the men who are running the show ...

16)  Please help out here and throw in with me to get a referendum up to keep Daley from selling our water ...

17)  The press is supposed to watch the powerful. And not throw in with them.

18)  ... a lot of northern states are gonna throw in with your delusional 'confederacy.'

19)  ... but not enough to throw in with the Republicans?

20)  ... a liberal think tank version of FAIR run by Mark Krikorian -- is going to throw in with the pro-Amnesty crowd.