throw down
 n.— «I know I didn’t carry it and I know that nobody that I ever worked with—and I went to the academy in 1980 and hit the streets in 1981. Nobody had a throw-down gun.…if you don’t know the difference between a backup gun and a throw-down, you have no business talking on this show, sir.…If we were all carrying these throw-down weapons, we would have been planting guns instead of saying, “Yep, I made a mistake.”» —“Talk of the Nation: Analysis: Growing problem of police misconduct and its impact on effective policing” by David Klinger NPR Feb. 15, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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