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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Walking through the streets and footbridges, you are welcomed by begging bowls.
The workers who distribute that aid shouldn't have to get the begging bowls out themselves.
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.
We were, indeed, asked to put money in buckets, in effect, begging bowls, as we left Aberystwyth Arts Centre - something which we willingly did but which does not reflect well on the Assembly and its representatives.
AFTER Greece and Ireland were forced to go begging bowls in hand to the EU and IMF, we are told that Portugal will definitely not be the third eurozone country that needs bailing out.
At this rate, our rulers will continue to cling to their begging bowls, dragging the nation down with them.
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.
ON the 20th anniversary of Band Aid the begging bowls are out again, just as if nothing has changed in certain parts of Africa.
They slouch around holding tin begging bowls ("like the bowls in my kindergarten," says Uotinen); they lie on their sides and flex their feet in First Position; they burst into frenzied leaps; they hold loutish contests with each other.
A dozen families are raking in pounds 1,000 a week by putting their children on the streets with begging bowls .
I got up before dawn, took part and watched as they went out with their begging bowls.