begging bowl

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begging bowl

n
a bowl carried by a beggar, esp a Franciscan or other friar or a Buddhist monk, to receive food or alms
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"That comment he made to Colin about begging bowls was disgraceful towards the chief executive of a local authority who's trying his hardest to work with his team of officers and councillors in cabinet to give the best services for Flintshire and get a fair settlement.
No wonder Rachier and his dozens of club officials keep walking around town with their begging bowls. And why would they not, when time and again the begging bowls have come in handy?
Locals said: "Instead of going to school, the innocent children hold begging bowls in their hands." They added: "The government should ensure concrete steps to eradicate underage begging, and it should also provide financial aid to help the children gain education."
They are up against a rag tag of countries who contribute little or nothing to the pot, but are used to having their proffered begging bowls filled for no return.
We don't want begging bowls. If people can't afford to be in F1, they have to find something else to do.
The old, the poor, the sick and the disabled of this country will be out on the streets with begging bowls before that man is finished.
Let's leave aside the fact that these two companies, both headquartered in Germany, should be rattling their begging bowls in the European Union.
FOUR beggars agreed to share the contents of their begging bowls.
If they're not charities then how come they'd just shoved their begging bowls under our noses pleading for billions to keep them in business?
The more banks hold out their begging bowls and are given obscene amounts of cash, the bigger the party they throw - they even seem to be trying to outspend each other.
ON the 20th anniversary of Band Aid the begging bowls are out again, just as if nothing has changed in certain parts of Africa.
Michael O'Leary - the outspoken chief executive of fast growing budget airline Ryanair - yesterday told rivals to put away their 'begging bowls' and concentrate on cutting fares instead of asking for state aid.