throw (one's) hat in the ring

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throw (one's) hat in the ring definition


  1. 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.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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