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What does "throw someone a bone" mean?

Vocabulary Word: throw someone a bone

1. Definition (expr.) give someone a small reward or compliment

Examples Don’t throw Ryan a bone, or he’ll think you like him.

Examples Could someone please throw me a bone? I could really use some help.

Examples Let’s invite Haley to the party. That poor girl needs someone to throw her a bone.

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