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throwaway (not comparable)
- Disposable; intended for a single use prior to being discarded.
- Water was provided in throwaway plastic bottles, but the more ecologically minded of us refilled our initial bottles from the fountain.
- 2021 January 13, Phoebe Weston, “Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption”, in The Guardian:
- More people means that more synthetic compounds and dangerous throwaway plastics are manufactured, many of which add to the growing toxification of the Earth.
- Extemporaneous; off the cuff.
- The host made a throwaway remark about the president that was later repeated on the television news.
- Given in a casual manner, either deliberately or unconsciously, with apparent disregard for effect.
- As the film opens, a martial-drum-dominated version of the "Star Wars" theme and the inevitable bottom-to-top print crawl inform us that the Clone Wars, a conflict that originated as a throwaway line in the original 1977 film... http://www.nysun.com/arts/star-wars-clone-wars-painted-in-the-stars/83922/
- I was intrigued by the exchange in one of the opening scenes where the Warden says to Snake: "You flew the wing-five over Leningrad, didn't you?" It turns out to be just a throwaway line, but for a moment it worked like the best SF, where a casual reference can imply a lot. https://web.archive.org/web/20120125090151/http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/gibson_interview.html
throwaway (plural throwaways)