Throwing in the towel
This phrase was first expressed around 1913. There was a boxing match taking place between a boxer named Murphy who was going against his opponent named Burns. Murphy was landing lefts and rights on Burns. The crowd could see that burns could not take anymore so they begged the referee to stop the fight. This is where the first towel was thrown in. It was thrown into Burns corner as a token of defeat.
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