Flashing a smug grin while throwing up your collective shoulders in blithe befuddlement should convince absolutely no one.
Bernie Madoff survived four SEC investigations by throwing up laughable facades.
throwing up is an integral part of the ceremony, and shamans encourage it.
He veered to one side, throwing up his head to clear it of this unseen torment.
And so, over he rolled, and went from side to side, throwing up his legs into the air.
He had his coat off and was digging in the ground with a spade, throwing up shovelfuls of the hard clay.
Well, that will give you a good excuse for throwing up your work on that wreck.
I 'd have thought twice about throwing up my commission if I had seen her half an hour earlier.
"Hold on a minute," cried the manager, throwing up his hands, as if in despair.
Perhaps, after all, I was wrong, in throwing up so hastily my chance of doing good.
"to project, propel," c.1300, from Old English þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (past tense þreow, past participle þrawen), from Proto-Germanic *thræ- (cf. Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch dræyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Sanskrit turah "wounded, hurt," Greek teirein "to rub, rub away," Latin terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," Old Church Slavonic tiro "to rub," Lithuanian trinu "to rub," Old Irish tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike").
Not the usual Old English word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp (v.) was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868.
To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," especially to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.