- beggars can't be choosers,
- begging letter,
- begin to see daylight
Examples from the Web for begging bowl
He went out to levy on the village—not with a begging-bowl, which might do for down-country, but in the manner of a prince.
These men have a dilaq, a staff, and a begging-bowl, and travel all about the country begging.Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier|T. L. Pennell
Kim went out with his begging-bowl and he and his Lama feasted bounteously.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
These did reverence to the holy men and put their modest offerings of copper coins or food into Muriel's begging-bowl.The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly
Yet, instead of going out at once with the begging-bowl, he stayed his stomach on slabs of cold rice till the full dawn.