meaning of Cap in hand

Cap in hand meaning in Idioms Dictionary

in the event that you go cap-in-hand, you humbly ask some one for something similar to forgiveness or money.

Sentence Examples with the word Cap in hand

They rode out in state together, and if he kept cap in hand as a subject she would snatch it from him and clap it on his head again; while in graver things she took all due or possible care to gratify his ambition, by the insertion of a clause in their contract of marriage which made their joint signature necessary to all documents of state issued under the sign-manual.

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