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whip-round (plural whip-rounds)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) A quick collection of money from a group of people, usually for a beneficial purpose.
    • 2013 Oct. 5, "The can-do city," The Economist, p. 69:
      When the war ended, local businessmen had a whip-round to pay for rebuilding a destroyed airport terminal and the bombed-out shops on Tripoli Street in the city centre.

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