throw one's hat into the ring


throw one's hat into the ring
throw one's hat into the ring see under ↑ring1
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Main Entry:hat
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throw one's hat into the ring (informal)
1. To offer oneself as a candidate or challenger
2. To issue a challenge, institute an attack
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Main Entry:ring

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  • throw one's hat into the ring — ► throw one s hat into the ring express willingness to take up a challenge. Main Entry: ↑hat …   English terms dictionary

  • throw one's hat into the ring — express willingness to take up a challenge. → hat …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw one's hat in the ring — or[toss one s hat in the ring] {v. phr.}, {informal} To announce that you are going to try to be elected to an official position; become a candidate for office. * /Bill tossed his hat in the ring for class president./ * /The senator threw his hat …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw one's hat in the ring — or[toss one s hat in the ring] {v. phr.}, {informal} To announce that you are going to try to be elected to an official position; become a candidate for office. * /Bill tossed his hat in the ring for class president./ * /The senator threw his hat …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw one’s hat in the ring — tv. to indicate that one is to be a contestant or a candidate. □ The con claimed he needed parole so he could throw his hat in the ring for the mayoral election. □ I won’t throw my hat into the ring until the last minute …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • throw one's hat in the ring — phrasal see have one s hat in the ring * * * I throw one s hat in (or into) the ring express willingness to take up a challenge, esp. to enter a political race II see hat …   Useful english dictionary

  • have one's hat in the ring — phrasal or throw one s hat in the ring or toss one s hat in the ring : to announce one s entry or readiness to enter into a fight or contest (as for elective office) …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw one's hat in or into the ring — idi throw one s hat in or into the ring, to declare one s candidacy for political office …   From formal English to slang

  • hat — ► NOUN ▪ a shaped covering for the head, typically with a brim and a crown. ● keep something under one s hat Cf. ↑keep something under one s hat ● pass the hat round (or N. Amer. pass the hat) Cf. ↑pass the hat round ● …   English terms dictionary

  • ring — ring1 [riŋ] vi. rang or Now Chiefly Dial. rung, rung, ringing [ME ringen < OE hringan < IE echoic base * ker > RAVEN1, CREAK, L corvus, crow] 1. to give forth a clear, resonant sound when struck or otherwise caused to vibrate, as a bell …   English World dictionary


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