Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is “throw in the towel“ and its meaning is “admit defeat, concede defeat, give up, give in, surrender, capitulate, give way, back down”.
Example Sentence: Last Wednesday, several senators (of Brazil) begged the foreign minister Ernesto Araújo to resign, calling it a necessary precondition for Brazil to effectively engage the global community as the novel coronavirus claims more and more lives. When he finally threw in the towel (& resigned on Monday), Araújo blamed “a false and hypocritical narrative erected against [him] in the service of shadowy (ill-defined) national and foreign interests”. The response to his resignation, however, was overwhelmingly positive.
This phrase is present in The Guardian article What’s next for Brazil as Jair Bolsonaro’s troubles deepen? and click here to read it.
Courtesy: The Guardian