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Portuguese translation: jogar a toalha

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English term or phrase:throw in the proverbial towel
Portuguese translation:jogar a toalha
Entered by: Sidnei Arruda
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22:42 Oct 31, 2006
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Other
English term or phrase: throw in the proverbial towel
Back in 1997, not long before XXX returned to the company that he founded, YYY had recommended that ZZZ throw in the proverbial towel: "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
Sidnei Arruda
Brazil
Local time: 19:02
jogar a toalha
Explanation:
jogar a proverbial toalha

Jogar a tolha = desistir

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http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/throw in the to...

Meaning:
If you throw in the towel, you admit that you are defeated or cannot do something.
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xxxLumen
Brazil
Local time: 19:02
Grading comment
Obrigado a todos.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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18 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
jogar a toalha


Explanation:
jogar a proverbial toalha

Jogar a tolha = desistir

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Note added at 19 mins (2006-10-31 23:02:01 GMT)
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http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/throw in the to...

Meaning:
If you throw in the towel, you admit that you are defeated or cannot do something.

xxxLumen
Brazil
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 90
Grading comment
Obrigado a todos.

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