What is another word for chuck up the sponge?

262 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈʌk ˌʌp ðə spˈʌnd͡ʒ], [ t‍ʃˈʌk ˌʌp ðə spˈʌnd‍ʒ], [ tʃ_ˈʌ_k ˌʌ_p ð_ə s_p_ˈʌ_n_dʒ]

"Chuck up the sponge" is a common idiom that means to give up or surrender in a particular situation. Some common synonyms for this phrase include "throw in the towel," "give up the ghost," "call it a day," "admit defeat," and "throw in the sponge." These phrases indicate a sense of resignation or acceptance of a particular outcome, often in a situation that is perceived as difficult or hopeless. Each of these synonyms can be used in different contexts, but all convey a sense of surrender or resignation to an outcome that is, at least in the short term, less than desirable.

Related words: chuck it up, chuck up the towel, chuck it all in, stop trying, throw in the towel, throw in the sponge, give up

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    How to use "Chuck up the sponge" in context?

    You can chuck up the sponge, but you can't chuck up the mess.

    That's what Chuck Klosterman suggests in his book, "Chuck Klosterman: A Life So Far." Klosterman is talking about whoopsy daisy, chuck up the sponge, which is a phrase he learned in third grade.

    He writes, "I don't think there's a metaphor in the phrase, but there ought to be.

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