pass the hat

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To ask for money, especially from a group of people; to solicit donations or contributions.

Etymology:

  • From the practice of placing money in a hat circulated to collect funds from a small group.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'pass the hat':

Pass the HatTo ask for money and financial contribution, to beg
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