sting for

phrasal verb

stung for; stinging for; stings for
British, informal
: to ask (someone) to give or lend one (something)
Can I sting you for some gum?

Examples of sting for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His loss to her will most likely sting for some time. Kate Christobek, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2024 And the reason Bill Barr's comments matter and may even sting for some is that he's been attorney general twice. CBS News, 18 June 2023 Pacino and DeNiro's recent headline-making announcements might sting for some, making this inequity harder to ignore, experts say. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 1 June 2023 That’s got to sting for Trump, who cares deeply about television ratings. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 11 May 2023

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“Sting for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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