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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The exchanges are also set to toss their hats in the ring, although they have now delayed that process until 2000 amid worries of staffing and logistics.