Thursday, October 13, 2011

throw in the towel

1. Having faced so much opposition in his new position as regional manager, he decided to throw in the towel and hand in his resignation.
2. No one expected the politician to throw in the towel so early in the election campaign.
3. One contestant almost threw in the towel, but the judge talked her into staying.
4. John is not the kind of person who throws in the towel, however stressful it gets. You can count on him.
5. You're not going to throw in the towel, are you? We need your leadership and expertise on this project.

You throw in the towel when you quit or give up on something usually because it has become too much of a struggle.

hand in your resignation - formally quit your job
talk someone into - convince someone
however stressful - no matter how stressful

count on someone - depend on; rely on someone

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