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be gunning for

1. To pursue something or someone aggressively. Even since I got that promotion, Mike has been gunning for me. I know Emily is gunning for that job, but it sounds like she has a lot of competition.
2. To support someone or something. Sally is my friend, so of course I'm gunning for her in the election.
See also: gun

be gunning for somebody

 
1. (informal) to try to harm or defeat someone The coach has been gunning for me from the day I joined the team.
2. (informal) to support someone Which side will you be gunning for in the elections?
See also: gun