toss (one's) name in the hat

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toss (one's) name in the hat

To submit one's own or someone else's name for consideration in a selection, such as a competition, application pool, election, etc. I'm thinking about tossing my name in the hat for class president! Just so you know, I tossed your name in the hat for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Florida! As has been widely predicted, the governor announced today that he was tossing his name in the hat for the presidential election next year.
See also: hat, name, toss
References in classic literature ?
The dust hid him; only I was now weaponless, for the haft of my spear--it was but a light throwing assegai--broke in two, leaving nothing but a little bit of stick in my hand.
Very little - as I know; but if evil men were not now and then slain it would not be a good world for weaponless dreamers.
The boy frequently boiled with rage, but he was so weaponless, so completely in his father's power--there was no escape from this tyranny.
Summerlee was weaponless, but I was emptying my magazine as quick as I could fire, and on the further flank we heard the continuous cracking of our companion's rifles.
One of the return boys, in the bow of the whaleboat, made the peace sign with his palm extended outward and weaponless, and began to chirp in the unknown Su'u dialect.
Weaponless, desperate, stinging and aching from his superficial wounds and bruises, he had circled the forest slopes along deer-paths, crossed two canyons, and begun to descend the horse-trail he found in the third canyon.