put (one's) hat in(to) the ring

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put (one's) hat in(to) the ring

To announce or make known one's intention to compete with others, especially in a political election. I'm thinking about putting my hat in the ring for class president! As has been widely predicted, the governor put his hat into the ring yesterday for the upcoming presidential election.
See also: hat, put, ring
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It was fun and I put my hat into the ring, let the board know my feelings.
Walsh, his only rival for the position, said: "I am not a publicity man, but I decided to put my hat into the ring because a lot of people have asked me to stand.
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