whip-round

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whip-round

A monetary collection used to buy a gift for someone. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The office had a whip-round for Ellen's retirement party.
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A whip-round by friends raised PS1000 and the remainder was paid for with a bank loan.
A WOMAN was horrified to discover her friends had a whip-round for her funeral after they heard she died.
I even heard they were having a whip-round for my funeral."
A PASSENGER has told how a whip-round was arranged to pay compensation to four people forced off an overweight easyJet flight.
Together, with staff from local schools, the officers from Quinton had a whip-round and collected cash and presents.
TOON tycoon Mike Ashley caved into player power at St James's Park after furious United stars threatened to have a whip-round in order to pay for a private flight to Dundee.
We've all had a whip-round to buy him a decent alarm clock...
According to the poll of more than 3000 people by financial services provider Clerical Medical, most workplaces have a whip-round every month and the average Brit will donate pounds 2.79.
TWENTY-FIVE former heart surgery patients had a whip-round and raised pounds 300 for Walsgrave Hospital's scanner appeal.
MOURNERS had a whip-round for the dear departed, put it on the horses...
A punter's family had a whip-round at his funeral to put a bet on a horse in his honour ( then saw the long-shot come in at 40-1.
THE touring Welsh Male Voice Choir have hit a high note after staging a whip-round to help a young South African soccer player they met on tour.
Officers in other jails have even had a whip-round for the three men he grassed on.
Charge them with treason, or have a whip-round to help them on their way?
PLAYERS at cash-strapped Torquay United have had a whip-round...to pay for an overnight stay before Saturday's game with Doncaster.