baptism for the dead

noun

Definition of baptism for the dead

 (Entry 1 of 20)

: the baptism of a living person as proxy for one who has died unbaptized (as practiced in modern times by Mormons)

collect for the day

\ ˈkälikt, -(ˌ)lekt\

Definition of collect for the day (Entry 2 of 20)

: a collect appropriate for a particular day of the church year

a change for the better

noun phrase (1)

Definition of a change for the better (Entry 3 of 20)

: an improvement in situation or state of affairs over what was We're seeing a change for the better in the economy.

a change for the worse

noun phrase (2)

Definition of a change for the worse (Entry 4 of 20)

: a worsening of a situation or state of affairs from what was We're seeing a change for the worse in the economy.

a feast for the eyes

idiom (1)

Definition of a feast for the eyes (Entry 5 of 20)

: very beautiful The garden is a feast for the eyes.

(all) for the best

idiom (2)

Definition of (all) for the best (Entry 6 of 20)

used to say that something will have a good result even though it was not the intended result I won't be able to go, but maybe it's all for the best. I have a lot of work to do anyway.

along for the ride

idiom (3)

Definition of along for the ride (Entry 7 of 20)

informal
: doing something with other people without being seriously involved in it or having a serious interest in it He wasn't interested in buying anything; he was just along for the ride. He just came/went along for the ride.

ask for the moon

idiom (4)

Definition of ask for the moon (Entry 8 of 20)

informal
: to ask for something that is very difficult or impossible to get The striking workers say they just want to be paid a fair wage. They're not asking for the moon.

be (in) for the high jump

idiom (5)

Definition of be (in) for the high jump (Entry 9 of 20)

British, informal
: to be certain to be punished If the boss finds out what we've done, we're (in) for the high jump!

cry for the moon

idiom (6)

Definition of cry for the moon (Entry 10 of 20)

British, informal
: to ask for something that is very difficult or impossible to get The striking workers say they just want to be paid what they're worth. They're not crying for the moon.

down for the count

idiom (7)
variants: or out for the count

Definition of down for the count (Entry 11 of 20)

of a boxer
: knocked down and unable to get up again before the referee counts to 10 The boxer was down for the count. often used figuratively The company is in trouble and may be about to go down for the count.I was really sleepy and two minutes after getting into bed, I was out for the count.

for the asking

idiom (8)

Definition of for the asking (Entry 12 of 20)

used to indicate that something is readily available for someone to have or take This job is hers for the asking.Our services are available/free for the asking.

for the best

idiom (9)

Definition of for the best (Entry 13 of 20)

: having or producing a better result I won't be able to go, but maybe it's (all) for the best. I have a lot of work to do anyway. : in a way that will achieve the best result They believe that they are acting for the best.

for the better

idiom (10)

Definition of for the better (Entry 14 of 20)

: so as to produce improvement The new policy is a change for the better. My father's health has recently taken a turn for the better.

for the chop

idiom (11)

Definition of for the chop (Entry 15 of 20)

British, informal
used to say that someone is going to lose a job or that something is being stopped or canceled or eliminated More than 100 jobs are for the chop.social programs that are for the chop

for the common/public good

idiom (12)

Definition of for the common/public good (Entry 16 of 20)

: in order to help or benefit everyone citizens working together for the common/public good

for the duration

idiom (13)

Definition of for the duration (Entry 17 of 20)

: until the end of something He was living in England when the war began and remained there for the duration. often + of The camera remained on the President for the duration of his speech.

for the good of

idiom (14)

Definition of for the good of (Entry 18 of 20)

: in order to help (someone or something) She did it for the good of the community.

for the hell of it

idiom (15)

Definition of for the hell of it (Entry 19 of 20)

informal + somewhat impolite
: for the fun of doing something : without having a particular reason Just for the hell of it, I decided to go. He likes to start arguments for the hell of it.

for the life of one

idiom

Definition of for the life of one (Entry 20 of 20)

informal
: in any way at all used to say that one is unable to remember or understand something For the life of me, I can't think of any reasons why you wouldn't want a computer at home.She couldn't for the life of her remember what his name was.

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