kick the tin

kick the tin

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If you kick the tin, you give someone money or pay for something. Fifty per cent of our customers said they would kick the tin for an in-car premium sound system.
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kick the tin

make a contribution of money for a particular purpose. Australian informal
The ‘tin’ was originally literally a tin can into which money was thrown.
See also: kick, tin