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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

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