Idiom: Throw your toys out of the pram

What does 'Throw your toys out of the pram' mean?

To make an angry protest against a relatively minor problem, in the process embarrassing the protester. The analogy is with a baby who throws toys out of the pram in order to get their parent to pay attention to them. The implication in the idiom is that the protester is acting like a baby.

  • Category: General
  • Contributed By: David Boothroyd

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