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(something) for (something)

Comparing specific elements, attributes, or aspects of two different people or things. Pound for pound, he's definitely the better boxer. They may have more expensive training facilities and coaches, but player for player, I still think we have the more skilled team.

for (someone or something)

Supporting or approving of someone or something. Can you believe he's for building that new shopping center right in the middle of town?

(all) for someone or something

Fig. (completely) in favor of someone or something; supporting someone or something. I'm all for your candidacy. I'm for the incumbent in the upcoming election.

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(some) days running and for (some) weeks running; for (some) months running; for (some) years running days in a series; months in a series; etc. (The some can be any number.) I had a bad cold for five days running. For two years running, I brought work home from the office every night.

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(some) years running Go to for (some) days running.

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/in fun
As a joke; playfully.

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/to all intents and purposes
In every practical sense; practically: To all intents and purposes the case is closed.
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