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pass the hat (around)

To collect financial donations from people. We make very little off our CDs, so please pass the hat if you can! Everyone passed the hat around to help the Jeffersons pay for the cost of their son's treatment.
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pass the hat round

To collect financial donations from people. We make very little off our CDs, so please pass the hat round if you can! Everyone passed the hat round to help the Jeffersons pay for the cost of their son's treatment.
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pass the hat (around) (to someone)

Fig. to collect donations of money from people. (Could also be literal.) Jerry passed the hat around to all the other workers. He passed around the hat to everyone. I'll pass the hat around.
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pass the hat

Ask for financial contributions, as in Let's pass the hat so we can get her a nice going-away gift. This expression alludes to the actual practice of passing a hat around a gathering, but it is also used more figuratively, as in The board decided to pass the hat again among the corporate sponsors. [Late 1800s]
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pass the hat

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pass the hat around

If people pass the hat or pass the hat around, they collect money for someone or something. The United States is also passing the hat among rich countries to help to pay for our military effort. We should all pass the hat around for poor old Bernie and his charming wife. Note: The image here is of people using a hat to collect money in.
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pass the hat round

collect contributions of money from a number of people for a specific purpose.
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pass the hat

To take up a collection of money.
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pass the hat, to

To take up a collection; to ask for contributions. Presumably this term has a very literal origin: hats were and occasionally still are passed around a gathering where those present are asked to put in some money; the practice probably originated with street minstrels. In Britain it was, from the mid-nineteenth century, often put as send round the hat or go round with the hat. James Russell Lowell wrote: “Passing round the hat in Europe and America” (Among My Books, 1870).
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The only downside is that I'm sure to pass the hat for charity!
Johnson, in fact, would pass the hat for the district's schools.
With prices like pounds 1.45 for a melon fan, you won't need to pass the hat around to eat here.
He never charged admission but did pass the hat to help cover expenses.
DAVID CASEY will have his final ride on Pass The Hat in the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel on Wednesday as the 39-year-old has decided to call time on his career in the saddle to pursue a role assisting Willie Mullins.
His comeback sixth to Pass The Hat at Leopardstown was encouraging and he will surely improve.
No one company finances a movie anymore in Hollywood -- they just pass the hat and see what turns up.
"The aim for Pass The Hat is the Kerry National once again," said Moore.
He has finished second in two handicaps, beaten by Mahrajaan and, last time, by subsequent Kerry National runner-up Pass The Hat in Killarney.
Residents of the private road in Sonning, near Reading, Berkshire, have told police they will pass the hat around to stop Vic Moszcyznski and his family putting on their annual display.
He won the Kerry National there last September and his rivals today include the Arthur Moore-trained Pass The Hat, who finished half a length second to him on that occasion.
Successful twice at Punchestown in the spring, the six-year-old failed to make an impression when stepping-up to two miles and six furlongs in the Galway Plate but, last time, was far from disgraced when fifth, off a mark of 144, in the handicap chase won by Kerry National runner-up Pass The Hat in Killarney.
By far the biggest moneyearner in the field is the Arthur Moore-trained Pass The Hat, a dual winner over hurdles more than three years ago but better known as a chaser.
In view of the pitfalls posed by several of the other races, it is tempting to look here for a betting opportunity, although admittedly it is a bit too close for comfort between likely market principals Darwins Fox, who won over hurdles at Cork last time, and Nearly Nama'd, whose second to Pass The Hat at Killarney last month was boosted by the winner's second in the Kerry National.