throw to the dogs

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throw to the dogs

  1. (idiomatic) To throw away as useless.
  2. (idiomatic) To remove or cast out someone or something from one's protection, such as into the streets.
  3. (idiomatic) To give up on something valuable.
    • 1945, Karl E. Ettinger, Public Relations Directory and Yearbook‎,, page 45:
      Let's hope it will not throw "to the dogs" its new-found opportunity for winning back public favor and respect.

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