Ships That Pass In The Night

Meaning of Idiom ‘Ships That Pass in the Night’ Two ships that pass in the night can have one of two meanings. More generally, it refers to individuals who know each other, are related, or intimate, but are not usually in the same place at the same time. A more dramatic and literary usage refers to two … Read more

Pass the Hat Around

Also: Pass the Hat Meaning of Idiom ‘Pass the Hat Around’ To pass the hat around means to collect money by asking for donations from friends, coworkers, or colleagues.  1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This may refer literally to passing around a hat … Read more

Pass The Buck

To pass the buck is a common idiomatic expression which has been in used since at least the early 1900’s. Meaning of Pass the Buck To pass the buck means to avoid responsibility or blame for something by passing it on to another person, or to let another person do something you were supposed to do. … Read more