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take a collection up (from someone) (for someone or something)

to collect money from people for someone or something. Karen took a collection up from everyone in the office for Bill. Karen took up a collection for Bill from everyone in the office.
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take up a collection

Request and gather donations, as in They were taking up a collection for the church that burned down, or The veterans' group takes up a collection every month of household goods and furniture. This idiom was first recorded in 1849.
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Libraries striving to build collections of geospatial data are increasingly faced with a variety of legal issues related to these agreements.
When we bring out things and show them and people get to touch them, they're mesmerized and thrilled,'' said Cindy Ventuleth, director of development for the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, which has one of the largest special collections and archives in the 23-campus California State University system.
Among the heaviest materials to come through municipal recovery facilities (MRFs), glass can be an essential element to meeting diversion rates, which keeps it on the collection schedule, even if high-value end markets like bottle-to-bottle recycling can be hard to come by in some areas.
Of course, a small number of in-between scenarios exist in which individual collections have been resituated within larger institutional domains, like the Robert Lehman Collection at the Met and the Reeves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art.
And while the East Coast already houses four national dance collections, Edsall believes that regional collections are equally vital.
However, for reasons of convenience or the need to remain "the good guy" in the eyes of treasured clients, many companies outsource some or all of their collections functions to a professional agency.
For years, the figure of $1 billion has been bandied about as the cumulative value of company-sponsored collections.
If handled correctly, credit collection can have an important effect on your foundry's bottom line.
Within the collections library resides a first edition of Johann Kepler's Rudolphine Tables, named for Kepler's benefactor, Emperor Rudolph 11 of Prague.
The partnership is very strategic to the collections and recovery markets and will provide Debt Resolve and ScoreNet clients' seamless access to leading collection and recovery products and services.
Tools such as iVia allow us to build very useful collections that are based on and express our considerable wealth of knowledge in subject domains, fully featured interfaces, sophisticated (that is, precise) user access, and rich, well-organized metadata.
By providing an avenue for searching its newly acquired collections for their artifactual characteristics in addition to their textual content, the Newberry's new collections of old books may well contribute to unparalleled opportunities for a new generation to rewrite the history of literature, books, and reading from the late Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century.
With 30,000 items, including books, magazines, journals, art and photographs, the rare collection is touted as the world's largest, said Nora Goldsmith, a library manager who oversees the special collections department.
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