pass the hat
phrasal to take up a collection for money

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pass the hat — ► pass the hat round (or N. Amer. pass the hat) collect contributions of money. Main Entry: ↑hat …   English terms dictionary

  • pass the hat — If you pass the hat, you ask a people  in a group to give money …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pass the hat — phrasal : to take up a collection of money passed the hat to raise funds for the new youth center * * * I collect contributions of money from a number of people for a specific purpose II see hat * * * pass the hat : to collect money usually for a …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass the hat — verb To ask for money, especially from a group of people; to solicit donations or contributions. Then somebody sings out, Take up a collection for him, take up a collection! Well, a half a dozen made a jump to do it, but somebody sings out, Let… …   Wiktionary

  • pass the hat — to ask a group of people to give money. Our group has tried passing the hat, and they ve had auctions and done various things to raise funds. Usage notes: usually said about money that is given to help pay for something or to reward someone… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the hat — {v. phr.} To solicit money; take up collections for a cause. * /The businessmen s club frequently passes the hat for contributions toward scholarships./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass the hat — {v. phr.} To solicit money; take up collections for a cause. * /The businessmen s club frequently passes the hat for contributions toward scholarships./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass\ the\ hat — v. phr. To solicit money; take up collections for a cause. The businessmen s club frequently passes the hat for contributions toward scholarships …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pass the hat — solicit donations, take [up] a collection. See request …   English dictionary for students

  • pass the hat — idi to ask for contributions of money, as for charity …   From formal English to slang

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