English version

begging bowl

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbegging bowlˈbegging ˌbowl noun [countable]  1 used to talk about a request for money made by an organization or country Arts and theatre groups are constantly thrusting the begging bowl at the government.2 a container that a beggar holds out to people for money
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begging bowlAs a school we did not want to be seen as constantly rolling out the begging bowl.But there was more to it than coming out with the begging bowl because of a particular crisis.
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