buck for

If you are bucking for something, you are working very hard to get it. [AM]

[V P n] She is bucking for a promotion.

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  • buck for — [phrasal verb] buck for (something) US, informal : to try very hard or work very hard to get (something) He is bucking for a promotion at work. • • • Main Entry: ↑buck …   Useful english dictionary

  • buck for — verb To strive for persistently; to try hard to obtain (a promotion, raise, etc.) …   Wiktionary

  • buck for something — in. to work ambitiously for something, such as a promotion. □ I’m just bucking for recognition, and of course, a 20 percent raise. □ You can tell she’s bucking for promotion …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • buck — buck1 [buk] n. [ME bukke < OE bucca, male goat < IE base * bhuĝo > Ger bock, Du bok, Ir boc ] 1. pl. bucks or buck a male deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, etc.: see DOE ☆ 2. the act of bucking 3. a) …   English World dictionary

  • buck — [[t]bʌ̱k[/t]] bucks, bucking, bucked 1) N COUNT A buck is a US or Australian dollar. [INFORMAL] That would probably cost you about fifty bucks... Why can t you spend a few bucks on a coat?... This means big bucks for someone. Syn: dollar 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • buck — buck1 S1 [bʌk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(dollar)¦ 2 the buck stops here 3 pass the buck 4¦(animal)¦ 5 feel/look like a million bucks 6¦(man)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1,4; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from buckskin; because it was used as a unit of exchange in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buck — buck1 [ bʌk ] noun count ** 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a dollar: You can get the batteries for a few bucks at any drugstore. 2. ) bucks plural AMERICAN INFORMAL money: More and more bucks are being spent to achieve exactly the same ends. big bucks… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buck — I [[t]bʌk[/t]] n. 1) zool. the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, goat, and certain other animals 2) clo buckskin 1), buckskin 2) 3) clo a casual oxford shoe made of buckskin, often in white or a neutral color 4) older use an… …   From formal English to slang

  • buck — buck1 /buk/, n. 1. the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, or goat. 2. the male of certain other animals, as the shad. 3. an impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or youth. 4. Often Disparaging. a male American Indian or black. 5.… …   Universalium

  • buck — 1 noun (C) 1 MONEY AmE, AustE informal a dollar: He owes me ten bucks. | big bucks (=a lot of money) | make a fast buck (=make some money quickly, often dishonestly) 2 pass the buck to try to blame someone else or make them responsible for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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