Let’s start this throw-away post with a definition of “throw away.”
1. denoting or relating to products that are intended to be discarded after being used once or a few times.
“a throwaway camera”
synonyms: disposable, single-use, nonreturnable, unrecyclable
2. (of a remark) expressed in a casual or understated way.
“some people overreacted to a few throwaway lines”
synonyms: casual, passing, careless, unthinking, unstudied, unconsidered, offhand; underemphasized
1. a thing intended or destined to be discarded after brief use or appeal.
Here are a few throwaway lines from me:
- Some years ago I asked Michael, “Did you throw away the cards and letters I received from clients when I left my previous job?”
- Michael said he would not throw away anything valuable and he was sure they’d show up some day.
- The cards and letters have never shown up, so I assume they were accidentally thrown away.
- My memories of my previous clients remain in my heart and mind, never to be thrown away.
- It looks like Michael did throw away my favorite boots.
- I don’t think Michael meant to throw away my boots. I think he temporarily threw them in the wastebasket while he was cleaning.
- I fear that the new U.S. tax bill is going to throw away a lot of valuable things.
- If my fears are true, I’m hoping the “careless, unthinking, unstudied, unconsidered” parts of the tax bill that Congress is almost certainly “passing” will be “discarded after a brief use.”
- Yesterday, I won a box of chocolates that I will not throw away.
Here are some more throw-away photos from my non-throwaway camera.
If everything I’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear, I guess it’s time to throw away fear.
The FCC has thrown away Net Neutrality and I wonder how that’s going to affect my throwing in YouTube videos like this one (which came up when I searched on “throw away”):
Let’s not throw away our shots.
Please leave any throwaway remarks below.
As always, thanks for reading my throwaway lines, here and now.