Hat in the Ring
The phrase "hat in the ring" is usually heard as to "throw one's hat in the ring" and references someone announcing that he or she is going to enter a race for political office or some other type of position or job.

To throw one's hat in the ring was originally a literal description of the method boxers or even spectators would use to show their interest in joining a boxing match. This predates the current professional boxing era by a considerable time span; the phrase's first recorded usage was in the London Times in 1804.

Use Example - Suzanne decided that it was time to throw her hat in the ring and enter the race for governor.

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