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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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Emanuele was inspired to create Pass The Hat by his own family's tragedy.
MANILA -- There's no excuse not to help, according to convicts at the New Bilibid Prison, so they have decided to pass the hat around and skip one meal a day to raise money for people displaced by the widespread flooding induced by recent heavy monsoon rains.
A Pass the Hat session, featuring top acoustic and Celtic musicians will be another pay-what-you-can event.
But Bush could pass the hat for contributions when the Angels arrive and do pretty well for himself.
No one company finances a movie anymore in Hollywood -- they just pass the hat and see what turns up.
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SEVEN Irish-trained horses are among 40 acceptors for Saturday's Gold Cup at Sandown - On His Own, First Lieutenant, Grand Jester, Vics Canvas, Pass The Hat, Guess Again and Heathfield.
At the end of his concerts, Patinkin typically goes into the house to thank the audience for attending, and to pass the hat on behalf of charities.
45 for a melon fan, you won't need to pass the hat around to eat here.
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.
Arthur Moore won this in 2011 with Free World and saddles Pass The Hat.
He has finished second in two handicaps, beaten by Mahrajaan and, last time, by subsequent Kerry National runner-up Pass The Hat in Killarney.