feed the kitty
Contribute money to a pool or reserve, as in I can't make a big donation this year, but I'm willing to feed the kitty something. This term, originating in gambling, incorporates a pun, since kitty can mean “cat” as well as “pool.” [Late 1800s]
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give, grant, provide, contribute, devote, bequeath, award, present, subscribe, bestow, accord, confer
- feed a cold; starve a fever,
- feed bag,
- feed one's face,
- feed someone a line,
- feed-in tariff,
- feedback inhibition,
- feedback loop,
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