tirar la toalla

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USAGE NOTE
This idiom may be literally translated as "to throw the towel."
tirar la toalla(
tee
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rahr
 
lah
 
toh
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ah
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yah
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (to quit)
a. to throw in the towel
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
Sé que es duro tener que estudiar tanto, pero estás a punto de recibirte de ingeniera. ¿No irás a tirar la toalla ahora?I know it's tough to have to study so hard, but you're very close to graduating as an engineer. You're not throwing in the towel now, are you?
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