I think probably the expression means to find job for someone, Is it a common expression or a word made inside the movie?

I talked to him. He said he can "throw some work my way".

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it means give someone some work to do. it implies two things: firstly that the work is not permanent employment, but some short term work; secondly, that the work is for pay.

it is an extremely common expression.

  • I would recognise it also with some other words instead of "throw", such as "send", "push", "toss".
    – Colin Fine
    May 26, 2011 at 23:21
  • Would the phrase also work with different things in place of "work"? Could someone throw e.g. a problem/challenge/project somebody's way? May 18, 2014 at 9:41

It means to give somebody some work to do, for example to keep somebody busy (and thus billable).

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