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throw out the baby with the bathwater

Definition of throw out the baby with the bathwater

informal

  1. :  to get rid of something one wants while trying to get rid of something one does not want <If you ignore her suggestions because you don't like the way she presents them, you will be throwing out the baby with the bathwater.>



Word by Word Definitions

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

babyplay
  1. :  an extremely young child

    :  infant

    :  an extremely young animal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a baby

    :  much smaller than the usual

  1. :  to tend to indulge with often excessive or inappropriate care and solicitude

    :  to use or treat with care

bathwaterplay
  1. :  water for a bath


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