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

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

: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

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

  2. : to propel through the air in any manner

  3. : pitch

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

  2. : an act of throwing dice

  3. : the number thrown with a cast of dice

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

  2. : to throw up in the air

  3. : match

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

  2. : throw, pitch

  3. : an abrupt tilting or upward fling

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

  2. : a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office

  3. : 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

  2. : to make or supply hats

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

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

  3. : a circular line, figure, or object

  1. : to provide with a ring

  2. : to place or form a ring around : encircle

  3. : girdle

  1. : to sound resonantly or sonorously

  2. : to be filled with a reverberating sound : resound

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

  1. : a set of bells

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

  3. : resonant tone : sonority


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