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 — noun A bowl carried by beggars, esp certain orders of monks, to receive food, money, etc (often figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑beg * * * ˈbegging bowl 8 [begging bowl] noun a bowl held out by sb asking for food or money: ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • begging bowl — begging .bowl n 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 which a beggar holds out to people for money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • begging bowl — UK [ˈbeɡɪŋ ˌbəʊl] / US [ˈbeɡɪŋ ˌboʊl] noun [countable] Word forms begging bowl : singular begging bowl plural begging bowls a) a bowl carried by someone who is asking for food or money b) a request for money made by a country or an organization …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • bowl — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, shallow ▪ empty, full ▪ ceramic, china, crystal, cut glass …   Collocations dictionary

  • Begging — For other uses, see Begging (disambiguation). Beggar redirects here. It is not to be confused with Begga or Bega. Begging is to entreat earnestly, implore, or supplicate. It often occurs for the purpose of securing a material benefit,… …   Wikipedia

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  • begging — noun Begging is used before these nouns: ↑bowl …   Collocations dictionary

  • beg|ging bowl — «BEHG ihng», 1. a bowl for collecting food, used especially by mendicant priests in countries of Asia: »Buddhist monks…paddled from house to house with their begging bowls (New York Times). 2. Figurative. a request or appeal for help: »We have… …   Useful english dictionary

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