buck for (something)

idiom

US, informal
: to try very hard or work very hard to get (something)
He is bucking for a promotion at work.

Examples of buck for (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is an outstanding bang for your buck for a Full-Spectrum product at only $46.99. Carol Lee, Discover Magazine, 6 Jan. 2024 This boot delivers a lot of bang for the buck for those looking to invest but not go all out — in other words, most people who ski. Douglas Schnitzspahn, Travel + Leisure, 21 Dec. 2023 The Rompola Buck Backstory Mitch had been hunting this particular buck for three years. Richard P. Smith, Outdoor Life, 13 Mar. 2023 After not having much information on the buck for a while, Drury got aggressive and set up on a scrape the buck was using. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 1 Jan. 2021 Spatafora hunted hard for that buck for the first five days of the firearms season to no avail. Outdoor Life, 15 Dec. 2020 Crockett National Forest paid off with a lifetime buck for the Diboll hunter. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 5 Dec. 2020 Yes, other pasta is much cheaper, but a buck for a serving of a superior product sounds like a bargain to me. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 Americans are unlikely to fall for 12 pages of narrative gaslighting, and the buck for that dark episode stops with President Biden. The Editorial Board, wsj.com, 6 Apr. 2023

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“Buck for (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buck%20for%20%28something%29. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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