Throw in one's teeth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Throw in one's teeth to fling at one, as a taunt, or in challenge
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tóth (pl. téth, also tóthas); cog. with Goth. tunthus, L. dens, dent-is, Gr. o-dous, o-dont-os, Sans. danta.

Usage

In literature:

One of them, Bundas, his teeth buried in Michel's left thigh, shook him, trying to throw him to the ground.
"Prince Zilah, Complete" by Jules Claretie
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