toss for

toss for (something)

To flip a coin with someone in order to decide or determine who gets to have or do something. A name or personal pronoun can be used between "toss" and "for." We both wanted to go with him to the concert, so we decided to toss for it. A: "No, it's your turn to do the dishes." B: "Aw, come on, I'll toss you for it!" There's only one chocolate bar left, so let's toss for it.
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toss (someone) for something

Fig. to decide with someone, by tossing a coin, who will get or do something. Let's see who gets to go first. I'll toss you for it. I'll toss for it. Let's toss for it.
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toss for

To compete for something by flipping a coin to determine the winner: There's one window seat, so let's toss for it. The candidates tossed for the chance to speak first at the debate.
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This decision was made even though the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce cancelled their Great Fruitcake Toss for this year.
Cool Science has offered their free catapult workshop the same weekend as the Great Fruitcake Toss for the last five years.
And, although the chamber often leaves bits of refuse cake on the grounds of the toss for "the critters," neighbors were not too excited about coming home from out of town to find chunks of cake scattered across their porches, Lewis said.
Baffled Vaughan lost the toss for the 16th time in 22 Tests as captain in Cape Town, making him the least successful England skipper in Test history at the pre-match ritual.
The president of the Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service, which lost last week's coin toss for control of the service to the Trinity Broadcasting Network, sent notice Friday to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association that it will seek a preliminary injunction to set aside the contract between the Philharmonic and TBN.
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Alec Stewart won the toss for the fourth time on the trot in the World Cup and with it the match, reckons Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell.
I make this plea because I have always thrown flowers to Mirella Freni (I tossed two bouquets to her for her Madame Sans-Gene in Zurich last week, I will be tossing a bouquet for her Boheme in Chicago, and I expect to toss for her Tatyana in Turin in February), and I intend to continue tossing bouquets to Mirella until the end of her career.