English translation: Queens "pass the hat around/round"
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Explanation: pass the hat around/round
to collect money from a group of people.
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Floriana Leary United States Local time: 23:15 Native speaker of: English, Portuguese PRO pts in category: 7
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Asker: 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
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of passing a hat (= asking people to put money in a hat that is handed from one person to another)
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