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
Idioms similar to 'Throw your toys out of the pram'
- Throw someone a line
- Throw someone in at the deep end
- Not trust someone further than you can throw them
- Throw a sickie
- Throw the book at someone
- Stone's throw
- Throw your weight around
- Throw a spanner in the works
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