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

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

To announce or make known one's intention to compete against others for something, especially in a political race. After Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, it seemed like all sorts of celebrities tried tossing their hats in the ring.
See also: hat, ring, toss

toss one's hat into the ring

 and throw one's hat in the ring
Fig. to announce that one is running for an elective office. Jane wanted to run for treasurer, so she tossed her hat into the ring. I won't throw my hat into the ring until the last minute.
See also: hat, ring, toss
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Maraahel (Richard Hills) could toss his hat into the ring for the Juddmonte International the same day, and he went well in his work with Cover Up (Neil Varley).
Two years ago, when Duncan Smith seized the crown,Howard did not even toss his hat into the ring, sobru is ed was he by events four years earlier.
He decided to toss his hat into the ring for Boston City Councilor at Large; if elected, he will represent more than 600,000 Boston residents.
He appeared to toss his hat into the ring on the eve of his 100th cap by suggesting he would like to do it sooner rather than later.
LINCOLN DANCER will toss his hat into the ring for Britain this weekend in a challenge to Japan's Agnes World and France's Nuclear Debate for the title of champion sprinter-but only if ground conditions are suitable.