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 Throw.Throw Up the Sponge (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Throw.
 
Throw lots of dirt, and some will stick. Find plenty of fault, and some of it will be believed. In Latin, Fortiter calumniri, aliquid adhœrbit.   1
 


 Throw.Throw Up the Sponge (To). 

 
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