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

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

To announce or make known one's intention to compete against others for something, especially in a political race. After Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, it seemed like all sorts of celebrities tried tossing their hats in the ring.
See also: hat, ring, toss
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Nasheej had previously finished third behind Speciosa in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and that pair are among several fillies from the Classic who are set to toss their hat into the ring again, with Silca's Sister (fourth), Wake Up Maggie (fifth), Race For The Stars (eighth), Flashy Wings (11th), Nannina (12th) and Donna Blini (last) also reopposing.