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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.
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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.
See also: collection, someone, take, up

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.
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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.
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While a taxpayer can use a CDP hearing to challenge any aspect of a collection action (including the validity of the underlying assessment), a CAP appeal cannot be used to challenge the underlying assessment or for hardship issues (although the Taxpayer Advocate can intervene in hardship cases).
Robinson Map Library where she manages a collection of over 500,000 items and provides reference services in all subject areas related to maps, geography, cartography, geospatial data, and GIS.
The collection also includes the Tseng Family Collection of Chinese antiquities, and the Old China Hands Archive of items related to people who lived and worked in China in the early 20th century.
is introducing the Antiquities Collection, an eight-frame, heavy heat-set polypropylene grouping made in Turkey.
Eric Lincoln, sociologist, educator and author; John Hope and Lugenia Hope, the first black president of Morehouse, whose wife was a community leader and social reformer; Walter Rodney, author and educator; and the Countee Cullen/Harold Jackman Memorial Collection (CCHJMC).
To bolster glass collection in the United Kingdom, the Banbury, England-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a toolkit designed to help generators establish glass collection programs at licensed retail establishments (LREs).
Of course, a small number of in-between scenarios exist in which individual collections have been resituated within larger institutional domains, like the Robert Lehman Collection at the Met and the Reeves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Edsall was honored with the 2002 Lillian Moore Award by the Dance Perspectives Foundation as the editor of A Core Collection in Dance, a major reference work that grew out of her Columbia University graduate work.
For example, some legislative proposals use the terms consensual and nonconsensual when setting parameters for data collection relating to searches of motor vehicles.
Finally, there is Michael Ann Holly's "The Rhetoric of Remembrance," the most theoretical piece in the collection.
Some common software products are computeraided design (CAD), least cost charge for melting, metal certifications and, recently, data collection.
Collection is a thorny issue because it can require getting tough with the very same customers that keep your business afloat.
And it doesn't hurt that a quality art collection tends to appreciate.
Tucked away in the attic of a small, domed structure on Chicago's lakefront rests a little-known scientific trove, a glittering assortment of roughly 1,500 antique instruments and 1,700 rare books known simply as the Adler collection.
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