be up for grabs

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be up for grabs

1. To be available to anyone to claim; to be unclaimed. This last piece of cake is up for grabs—who wants it?
2. To be in a state of chaos. After the CEO's scandalous behavior was exposed, the whole company was up for grabs.
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be up for ˈgrabs

(informal) available for anyone who is interested: The contract for repairing the damaged buildings will soon be up for grabs.There are thousands of prizes up for grabs in our competition!
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Released earlier this month for iOS and Android devices, the free-to-play game pulls the mobile gamer out into the real world, where Pokemon are up for grabs -- or not really.