One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Withdraw from a card game, especially poker, because one has a poor hand.
- ‘He went all in, caught a couple of kings and threw his hand in without showing.’
- 1.1 Withdraw from a contest or activity; give up.
- ‘She will throw her hand in early when the polls show - amongst democrats - she's a Divider, not a Uniter.’
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