throw hat in the ring


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throw your hat in the ring

to announce that you intend to compete for something, esp. a political position At today's news conference, the congressman officially threw his hat in the ring and began his campaign for the Senate.
See also: hat, ring, throw

throw/toss your hat in the ring

  (American & Australian)
to do something that makes it clear you want to compete with other people, especially to compete for a political position She's seriously considering throwing her hat in the ring and declaring herself a candidate for the election.
See If the cap fits, come cap in hand, hang up your hat, I'll eat my hat, keep under hat, pass the hat around, be talking through hat
See also: hat, ring, throw