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 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.
His family felt it would be fitting to let Jack have one last flutter and had a whip-round at his funeral.
TWENTY-FIVE former heart surgery patients had a whip-round and raised pounds 300 for Walsgrave Hospital's scanner appeal.