bid for

bid (some amount) for (something)

To say that one will pay a certain amount of money in exchange for an item, as at an auction. I can't believe I bid $500 for that necklace and still didn't win it! How much did you bid for that antique dresser?
See also: bid, for
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bid (something) for something

 and bid (something) on something
to offer an amount of money for something at an auction. I bid a thousand for the painting. I didn't want to bid for it. I wouldn't bid a cent on that rickety old table!
See also: bid, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Anyone who has any questions or would like to express your opinion on the formation of a BID for the area, please contact Sharon Ullman, of the 23rd Street Association, at 212-255-3037 or B1D consultant, Carvel "Rusty" Moore, at 212-759-8233.
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