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

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: 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.

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“Throw/toss one's hat in/into the ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%2Ftoss%20one%27s%20hat%20in%2Finto%20the%20ring. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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