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take a collection up (for someone or something)

To request and collect donations (usually money) from people (for the benefit of someone or some cause). Before we leave, I wanted to let you know that Mrs. Stein is taking a collection up for incoming refugees fleeing the war. Every Saturday, I take a collection up from people in and out of the grocery store by my house, and I donate the money to the state's veterans association.
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take up a collection

To request and collect donations (usually of money) from people (for some cause). Before we leave, I wanted to let you know that Mrs. Stein is taking up a collection for incoming refugees fleeing the war. Every Saturday, I take up a collection outside of the local grocery store in support of veterans.
See also: collection, take, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take a collection up (from someone) (for someone or something)

to collect money from people for someone or something. Karen took a collection up from everyone in the office for Bill. Karen took up a collection for Bill from everyone in the office.
See also: collection, take, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take up a collection

Request and gather donations, as in They were taking up a collection for the church that burned down, or The veterans' group takes up a collection every month of household goods and furniture. This idiom was first recorded in 1849.
See also: collection, take, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan removed the then FBR chairman in May as it became clear to him that the revenue collection was heading towards a record shortfall.
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CONWY There are no recycling or refuse collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.
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King wore a black long-sleeved cocktail dress with asymmetrical hemline and thin black leather belt from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. She paired her look with a bicolor leather and python small shoulder bag from the Poincare limited edition collection.
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Kirklees Council collections will be disrupted until January 7, when normal collections return.
NORMAL waste collections started on Monday last week in Solihull and continued as normal for the rest of the week.
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