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To throw down the gauntlet

to offer or send a challenge. The gauntlet or glove was thrown down by the knight challenging, and was taken up by the one who accepted the challenge; - hence the phrases.

See also: Gauntlet

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to the limit
to the lowest degree
to the north
to the point
To the question
to the south
To the teeth
To think better of
To think much
To think much of
To think scorn
To throw about
To throw away
To throw back
To throw by
To throw down
-- To throw down the gauntlet --
To throw down the glove
To throw dust in one's eyes
To throw in
To throw in gear
To throw off
To throw on
To throw one's self down
To throw one's self on
To throw out
To throw over
To throw overboard
to throw the book at
To throw up
To throw up another's heels
To throw up the sponge
To thrust away
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