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Ask for financial contributions, as in Let's pass the hat so we can get her a nice going-away gift . This expression alludes to the actual practice of passing a hat around a gathering, but it is also used more figuratively, as in The board decided to pass the hat again among the corporate sponsors . [Late 1800s]

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