September 6, 2006

throw one’s hat into the ring

Posted in Idioms at 9:55 am by Feng

throw one’s hat into the ring — To enter a political race as a candidate for office [dict]

From an ‘economist’ article, Mr Zuma, a potential candidate for the next South African president, is facing another trial on charges of corruption and fraud, not long after he had just been cleared of a rape charge. To his opponents, whether Zuma is really guilty is not important, what really matters is that the trial should drag on. The article reads: “The longer the trial persists, the harder it is for Mr Zuma to throw his hat into the ring.” It’s just another political game.

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