throw away the scabbard

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British pronunciation/θɹˈəʊ ɐwˈeɪ ðə skˈabəd/
American pronunciation/θɹˈoʊ ɐwˈeɪ ðə skˈæbɚd/
to throw away the scabbard
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to fully commit to a course of action without any intention of retreat or hesitation

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What is the origin of the idiom "throw away the scabbard" and when to use it?

The idiom "throw away the scabbard" is an idiomatic expression that conveys the idea of fully committing to a course of action or engaging in a conflict without hesitation or reservation. It originates from the act of a warrior discarding their scabbard, which holds their sword, symbolizing the readiness to fight with all their might. This expression is often used in contexts that require determination, bravery, and unwavering resolve, suggesting a willingness to go to great lengths or take risks in pursuit of a goal.

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Soldiers, it's time to throw away the scabbard and march forward with unwavering bravery, dedicated to protecting our nation.
It's time to throw away the scabbard and fight for the change we believe in, relentlessly pursuing our goals without compromise.
Let's throw away the scabbard and give our all to this project, leaving no room for doubt or retreat!
To achieve our dreams, we must throw away the scabbard and wholeheartedly embrace the challenges and sacrifices necessary for success.
As the team captain, I urge you all to throw away the scabbard and give everything on the field, leaving no regrets.
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