begging bowl

begging bowl
begging bowls
N-COUNT
If a country or organization approaches other countries or organizations with a begging bowl, it asks them for money. [mainly BRIT]

He said earlier that he is not holding out a begging bowl.


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  • begging bowl — beg|ging bowl [ begıŋ ,boul ] noun count a bowl carried by someone who is asking for food or money a. a request for money made by a country or an organization …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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