In Seinfeld, season 9, episode 1, at around 17 minute.

KRAMER said to Seinfeld: Jerry, what are you doing? George tells me you're gonna throw your set?

Seinfeld answered: That's right, Choochie. Let's see how Bania does without the cushy time slot.

What does "throw you set" mean here?

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"To throw" means to lose intentionally, often in the context of a competition.

A comedian's routine is also called a "set".

In the episode, Seinfeld is going to intentionally perform poorly, so that Bania, who performs after Seinfeld, will have to face a crowd in a worse mood.


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