Have you ever said the expression 'throw oneself to' I'm just wondering if you have ever said or hear anyone say the expression with 'throw oneself'. For example 'He threw himself to the floor. I've only read this in a book, but have never heard it used in a movies or real life.The context: He sprinted upstairs and threw himself under the bed
May 4, 2016 1:28 PM
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If you're really tired, you could say "throw oneself on the bed". It's like "collapsed" on the bed. It's not that common. "to throw oneself into an activity" means to get involved in something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm e.g. He threw himself into the role of father, regularly feeding and looking after his new baby. It's a fairly well used expression. You could "throw yourself to or on the floor". Perhaps you are trying to avoid being seen by someone, you suddenly see them coming, and then you throw yourself to the floor to avoid detection.
May 4, 2016
Odd??? Uncommon??? It's a very common American English idiom!
May 4, 2016
I have heard it occasionally and it doesn't sound particularly odd to me !
May 4, 2016
It is a little odd, I have heard "throw yourself on the mercy of the court" and throw yourself to the hacks (journalists). Normally a sign of despair or irony.
May 4, 2016
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