be (all) for (someone or something)

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be (all) for (someone or something)

To support a person, group, or effort. If management is considering adding a gym to the building, I'm all for it! I respect your opinion, but I'm for the other candidate.

be for someone or something

 and be for doing something
supporting or in favor of someone or something. I'm for abandoning the scheme. Mary is running for office, and the whole family is for her.

be for it

be in imminent danger of punishment or other trouble. British informal
1997 Peter Carey Jack Maggs The master. He reads to me. He would be reading to me now but I said I was ill and must go back to my bed. I'm for it if he finds me gone.

be for

To be in favor of something or someone: I'm definitely not for cutting down the trees; we need the shade. Are you for these candidates, or against them?