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throw-down

noun; analogy
A good party.
 
There's going to be a throw-down tomorrow night.
Etymology : A throw-down is an analogy that might have come from the phrase “to throw down the gauntlet.” One meaning of a throw-down is to have a fight or to make a stand. From that meaning comes the connotation that something good is being accomplished, so throw-down gained the meaning of accomplishing something. This evolved from making a stand, when one fights for something. It might be that from the sense of accomplishing something came the current meaning of hosting a great party.
Source : Heard around Rice. November 2010
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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