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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But longtime political pundit Larry Sabato said that while it was unlikely that both women would toss their hats into the ring, the fluid Republican field could accommodate the pair of them.
Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones and Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney AM Huw Lewis are almost certain to formally toss their hats into the ring when the contest is announced.
Would-be candidates for a slew of local school boards and special tax districts have less than a week to toss their hats into the ring for the May 19 election.
And news of Coventry's interest has pricked up the ears of other Championship clubs, and the Canaries and the Rams are the latest to toss their hats into the ring after Palace were also linked this week.
Manzo Yoshida, 59, a former mayor of Tokyo's Adachi Ward backed by the Japanese Communist Party, and noted architect Kisho Kurokawa, 72, also said they will toss their hats into the ring.
NEW YORK, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With their hair on the rise and a fuller outlook on life, one hundred Rogaine Ambassadors arrived in New York City today to toss their hats into the ring with the hopes of being chosen as a Rogaine National Spokesperson.