angle for (something)

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angle for (something)

To plan or scheme to get or achieve something; to try to get something in an indirect or roundabout way. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) We've been angling for a contract with a major development company from the Middle East for the last few months. What exactly are you angling for? If it's a pay raise, you can just forget about it.
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angle for something

 
1. Lit. to fish for something, as with a fishhook and line. Fred was angling for a big bass. lam angling for whatever I can catch.
2. Fig. to scheme or plan to get something; to "fish" for something. She is just angling for a larger settlement from her former employer. Are you angling for a raise in pay?
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While Nova has a lifetime of experience angling for brookies in New York, Vermont and Maine, his publishers have already put the book in the same vein as Hemingway's contributions and Norman Maclean's classic, ``A River Runs Through It.