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English definition of “go cap in hand to sb”

go cap in hand to sb

to ask someone in a polite and sincere way for something, especially money or to be forgivenMaking appeals and requests
(Definition of go cap in hand to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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