up for grabs
phrasal available for anyone to take, win, or settle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • up for grabs — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Available for anyone to try to get; ready to be competed for; there for the taking. * /When the captain of the football team moved out of town, his place was up for grabs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up for grabs — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Available for anyone to try to get; ready to be competed for; there for the taking. * /When the captain of the football team moved out of town, his place was up for grabs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Up for Grabs — may refer to:* Up for Grabs (play), a play by David Williamson * Up for Grabs (2004 film), a comic documentary about disputed ownership of a baseball * Up For Grabs (board game), a variation of Anagrams, a word game played with letter tiles * Up… …   Wikipedia

  • up for grabs — If something is up for grabs, it is available and whoever is first or is successful will get it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • up for grabs — ► up for grabs informal available. Main Entry: ↑grab …   English terms dictionary

  • up for grabs — (informal) AVAILABLE, obtainable, to be had, for the taking; for sale, on the market; informal for the asking, on tap, gettable. → grab * * * phrasal slang : available for anyone who takes or is able to take …   Useful english dictionary

  • up for grabs — 1. mod. available for anyone; not yet claimed. □ It’s up for grabs. Everything is still very chancy. □ I don’t know who will get it. It’s up for grabs. 2. mod. in total chaos. □ This is a madhouse. The whole place is up for grabs …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • up for grabs —    If something is up for grabs, it is available and whoever is first or is successful will get it.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If something is up for grabs, it is available for anyone who wants to compete for it.     You should enter …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • up for grabs — informal if something is up for grabs, it is available to anyone who wants to compete for it. We ve got $1000 up for grabs in our new quiz. All you have to do is call this number …   New idioms dictionary

  • up for grabs — informal if something is up for grabs, it is available and many people are trying to get it or win it A total of £250 million is up for grabs this year …   English dictionary

  • up\ for\ grabs — adj. phr. informal Available for anyone to try to get; ready to be competed for; there for the taking. When the captain of the football team moved out of town, his place was up for grabs …   Словарь американских идиом

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