be up for grabs

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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A total of P2.7 million will be up for grabs in the 54-hole championship with only the top 40 teams after 36 holes of stroke play disputing the top purse of P500,000.
In addition, half ranking points will be up for grabs in the Kerr Investments Cumbria Classic at Penrith and Carlisle on May 13-14 and Rocar Moores Fixby Classic at Huddersfield on September 28-30.