To throw overboard


Related to To throw overboard: throw over, threw overboard
to discard; to abandon, as a dependent or friend.

See also: Overboard

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Plans to throw overboard the present excellent planning system go back to the early 1990s.
I am not ruthless enough to throw overboard all those compromising loose ends with which one toys while coaxing recalcitrant form from the soup of experience and circumstance.
With only minutes to spare First Lieutenant Philip ordered his crew to throw overboard a raft fitted with special floats which billowed smoke and flame when it hit the water.
But we should also show children how to evaluate new information--not to throw overboard all of our previous beliefs because of one or two news reports but, instead, to objectively evaluate all the evidence at hand.