gun for
phrasal to aim at or go after with determination or effort

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gun for — gun for, v. t. 1. To pursue with the intent to kill. [PJC] 2. Fig. To make an effort to harm someone, especially with determination; also used humorously. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gun for — {v.}, {informal} 1. To hunt for with a gun; look hard for a chance to harm or defeat. * /The cowboy is gunning for the man who stole his horse./ * /Bob is gunning for me because I got a higher mark than he did./ 2. To try very hard to get. * /The …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gun for — {v.}, {informal} 1. To hunt for with a gun; look hard for a chance to harm or defeat. * /The cowboy is gunning for the man who stole his horse./ * /Bob is gunning for me because I got a higher mark than he did./ 2. To try very hard to get. * /The …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gun for — verb To strive for the downfall or diminution of another. He has been gunning for her since the day he arrived, he wants her job …   Wiktionary

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  • This Gun for Hire (album) — Infobox Album | Name = This Gun for Hire Type = album Artist = The Toasters Released = 1990 January 1, 1996 (CD) Recorded = Genre = Ska Length = Label = Caroline Distribution Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = This Gun for Hire (1990) …   Wikipedia

  • This Gun for Hire — Tueur à gages (film, 1942) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tueur à gages (homonymie). Tueur à gages Titre original This Gun for Hire Réalisation Frank Tuttle Acteurs principaux Veronica Lake …   Wikipédia en Français

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