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pass the hat
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From the practice of placing money in a hat circulated to collect funds from a small group.
- (idiomatic) To ask for money, especially from a group of people; to solicit donations or contributions.
- The organizers always end their meetings by passing the hat, reminding the participants that the group needs funds to operate.
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