throw/toss one's hat in/into the ring

Definition of throw/toss one's hat in/into the ring

  1. :  to announce that one is going to try to win a contest (such as an election) Yet another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring.

Word by Word Definitions

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

tossplay
  1. :  to throw with a quick, light, or careless motion or with a sudden jerk

    :  to throw up in the air

    :  match

  1. :  an act or instance of tossing: such as

    :  throw, pitch

    :  an abrupt tilting or upward fling

  1. :  a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown and brim

    :  a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office

    :  an office, position, or role assumed by or as if by the wearing of a special hat

  1. :  to furnish or provide with a hat

    :  to make or supply hats

ringplay
  1. :  a circular band for holding, connecting, hanging, pulling, packing, or sealing

    :  a circlet usually of precious metal worn especially on the finger

    :  a circular line, figure, or object

  1. :  to provide with a ring

    :  to place or form a ring around :  encircle

    :  girdle

  1. :  to sound resonantly or sonorously

    :  to be filled with a reverberating sound :  resound

    :  to have the sensation of being filled with a humming sound

  1. :  a set of bells

    :  a clear resonant sound made by or resembling that made by vibrating metal

    :  resonant tone :  sonority


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