put (one's) hat in(to) the ring(redirected from put your hat in the ring)
put (one's) hat in(to) the ring
To announce or make known one's intention to compete with others, especially in a political election. I'm thinking about putting my hat in the ring for class president! As has been widely predicted, the governor put his hat into the ring yesterday for the upcoming presidential election.
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