throwing it down
mlee303 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Apr 7 18:28:11 UTC 2005
Actually, the "correct" phrase is "throw down," rather than "throw _it_ down."
Orin Hargraves <orinkh at CARR.ORG> wrote:
Can anyone shed any light on the origins and vintage of this idiom to mean
"perform admirably," or something along those lines?
"Trojans throw it down" as the headline of a basketball story in which one
team (the Trojans) routed another.
"Busting rhymes and throwing it down" as a headline in a Jerusalem Post story
about a freestyle rap forum.
Margaret G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of English & Linguistics
and University Editor
Department of English
Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668
margaret.lee at hamptonu.edu or mlee303 at yahoo.com
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