One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Include something free with a purchase.‘they cut the price by £100 and threw in the add-on TV adaptor’
- ‘But I hear there was a deal in Trevor Square, Knightsbridge, on a new-build penthouse where the car parking was thrown in free?’
- ‘Wareing, being a generous chap, threw the food in for free.’
- ‘You hire a room to yourselves (kids are thrown in for free), containing a small steam chamber and a big white bath.’
- ‘They threw it in for free because it's President's Day weekend and I was so chuffed that I clapped my hands in glee.’
2Make a remark casually as an interjection.‘he threw in a sensible remark about funding’
- ‘Woven throughout his columns are certain recurring references to objects of American popular culture that are both obscure and perfectly on point when he throws them in.’
Return the ball to play by means of a throw-in.
- ‘Our team continued to throw the ball in and feed me.’
- ‘We have been trying to develop our play in this important phase of the game, not just throwing the ball in but looking for spaces that we can exploit.’
- ‘They'd give you plenty from the sideline - you could hear it in your ear as you were trying to throw the ball in at the line-out.’
- ‘I know our line-out isn't functioning as well as we would like and it probably cost us the game in Dublin yesterday, but you can't point the finger at the guy throwing the ball in all the time.’
- ‘Before the ball was thrown in at all the Tyrone centre the two attempted to settle their differences.’
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