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th roh uh way

  • n  (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
  • n  an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  • n  words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
  • s  thrown away
    throwaway children living on the streets
  • s  intended to be thrown away after use
    throwaway diapers

  • Umbrellas are supposed to keep the water out, but those $5 throwaway models will soak through in a downpour, and even the best umbrellas drip annoyingly when you bring them indoors .
  • With wit and poignancy, she reveals the real cost of our throwaway culture.
  • It was not a throwaway line: Bush said it from the very first days of the war, when he and Pentagon boss Donald Rumsfeld were criticized for going to war with too few troops.
News & Articles

  • Apple Slips Default Bing Integration Into iOS 7
    In an odd, throwaway line, Apple's Eddy Cue mentioned that Siri, the voice control app for iOS 7, will let you search directly in "Bing." In fact, the absence of Google was quite noticeable, reduced to a mention in the iWork portion of the event that the new web apps would work with Chrome.
    June 10, 2013 - TechCrunch
  • ‘The Frozen Ground’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Enlists Vanessa Hudgens to Track a Predator
    The last time we saw anything from The Frozen Ground, in which Nicolas Cage plays a detective on the trail of a serial killer played by John Cusack, it was an artless sales trailer that didn’t do the film any favors. Made it look like a direct to DVD throwaway, in fact. This theatrical teaser [...]
    June 8, 2013 - /Film

  • President Bush in
    If you do away with NAFTA, there's going to be a lot of Mexicans, more Mexicans out of work,Bush said. "It will make it harder on the border. So people who say, `Let's get rid of NAFTA' because of a throwaway political line, must...
  • LeBron James in Sports Network
    I was a throwaway on the 2004 Olympic team because a lot of guys said no,James said. "I made this three-year commitment to be a part of this and I know I'm going to be playing a big role on our side to win a gold medal."
  • Jane Davidson in BBC News
    Ms Davidson told AMs that carrier bags "represent a waste of resources and they are an iconic symbol of the throwaway society we now seem to live in".

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