Idiom: Throw in the Towel

Today’s Friday.  Did you have a good week?

If you had a difficult week you might be ready to throw in the towel!

This idiom means: to give up; quit; admit defeat

This idiom originates from the world of boxing.  In the middle 1800s, the manager of a boxer who was being badly beaten would throw a towel into the ring to signal that the fight was over; the boxer surrendered.

Hopefully after a weekend of rest you’ll be ready to pick up that towel and get back in the ring!

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