Let’s Throw a Party
Typically, the word “throw” means to propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand, according to the Oxford Dictionary. However, throwing a party has nothing to do with tossing objects (unless you attend a Greek wedding where dishes are thrown, but this is a story for another time). Throwing a party means hosting an event.
All in all, the idiom “throw a party” is easy to use, you may simply say:
“Let’s throw a party.”
By saying this, you are communicating the idea that you’d like to host an event. Moreover, you can say:
“They want to throw a party.”
By doing so, you are changing the subject to a third person.
You could even be more specific and say:
“Amy wants to throw a party.”
Getting more specific, you could say:
“Amy wants to throw a party for Qi.”
Specific language helps the listener to understand the message. If you think about it, when you speak, you are like a radio transmitter and along the way to the receiver, the message may become distorted. To be better understood, it’s advisable to be specific in your language. For example:
“Amy wants to throw a winter solstice party for her small group of friends”
communicates a complete idea so has less chances of becoming distorted.
Examples of the idiom throw a party
- The company will throw a party to celebrate the 25th foundation day.
- The Yamamoto family is really great at throwing grand parties.
- You have to organize a lot of things when you want to throw a party.
Q1: Try making your own sentence.
Q2: What are some of the things you need to throw a successful party?
Q3: Do you like throwing parties? Why or why not?
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