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whip-round (informal) (mainly British)



  1. an impromptu collection of money


whip round
  1. (intransitive, adverb) to make such a collection of money

Example Sentences Including 'whip-round'

It wasn't the average office farewell with a speech and a gathering of everyone to see what the proceeds of the whip-round had produced.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Well, it began with a D. The police then organized a whip-round so that our intrepid explorers could pay their way back to Dusseldorf.
Tibballs, Geoff Great Sporting Failures


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