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English definition of “throw/chuck in the towel”

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throw/chuck in the towel

C2 to stop trying to do something because you have realized that you cannot succeed: Three of the original five candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have now thrown in the towel.
Translations of “throw/chuck in the towel”
in Chinese (Traditional) 認輸, 因覺成功無望而放棄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 认输, 因觉成功无望而放弃…
(Definition of throw/chuck in the towel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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