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(one's) for the asking

Available for one to obtain or achieve without any effort (because or as if one simply has to ask to be given something). With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually put in the time and effort to get the jobs we want. As I promised, you can pick anything in the store you'd like to take home with you—it's yours for the asking.
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for the asking

Available for one to easily obtain or achieve (as if one simply had to ask to be given something). With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for work.
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for the asking

if one just asks (for something); simply by asking; on request. Do you want to use my car? It's yours for the asking. I have an extra winter coat that's yours for the asking.
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one's for the asking

Fig. [can become] one's property if one asks for it. I have a cherry pie here. A slice is yours for the asking if you want it. Uncle Mac said we could have his old car if we wanted it. It was ours for the asking.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

for the asking

On request, without charge, as in My brother is a lawyer, so for us his advice is free for the asking, or If you want to borrow the tractor, it's yours for the asking. This expression dates from the early 1800s, although slightly different versions of it (such as at one's asking) have been used since the late 1500s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for the asking

used to indicate that someone can easily have something if they want it.
1991 Mark Tully No Full Stops in India Second helpings come automatically, and third helpings are there for the asking.
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"And as you have refused his heart and hand, his head shall be yours for the asking. You have but to command, Bertrade de Montfort."
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Whatever your goals, success is yours for the asking.
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