throw one’s hat in the ring

throw (one's) hat in(to) the ring

To announce that one is going to be competing with others, especially in a political election. I'm thinking about throwing my hat in the ring for class president! As has been widely predicted, yesterday the governor threw his hat into the ring for the presidential election next year.
See also: hat, ring, throw

throw one’s hat in the ring

tv. to indicate that one is to be a contestant or a candidate. The con claimed he needed parole so he could throw his hat in the ring for the mayoral election.
See also: hat, ring, throw
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