- n. informal A quick collection of money from a group of people, usually for a beneficial purpose.
- n. (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose
“They have been discussing a "reverse whip-round", where they take money from him, but nobody really thinks the idea will take off.”
“The emotional denouement is not her meeting her future husband, but having a whip-round of her friends in New York to buy a house for a Balinese woman and her daughter.”
“Third we must support the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund with greater backstop reserves to provide immediate help without waiting for the usual whip-round of nations.”
“And if, as notellin suggests, there needs to be a whip-round, count me in.”
“They laughed and nudged him knowingly, but were sympathetic, and when he confessed he was skint, had a quick whip-round for enough cash to buy a train ticket from Salisbury, where the transport was headed.”
“A very p***ed-off custody Sergeant then organised a whip-round for train fare, printed a map and sent our fellow on his way!”
“Would it be wrong to suggest Newport-West-onians have whip-round to purchase one for Paul Flynn?”
“Perhaps before someone gets married they guys in the office have a whip-round for something for the wedding night?”
“Can't we all just have a whip-round and hire Blackwater to go in and shoot the Burmese government?”
“Rest assured we readers of your blog would be happy to conduct a whip-round to buy you some dumbells and a gallon of baby oil.”
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