No; to throw the handle after the hatchet is a comprehensible act of desperation, but to throw one’s pocket-knife after an implacable friend is clearly in every sense a hyperbole, or throwing beyond the mark.
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She makes her case with facts, not hyperbole.
The great staircase, however, may be termed, without much hyperbole, a feature of grandeur and magnificence.