buck for something

buck for (something)

To pursue or work toward something. Joe and I are both bucking for the promotion. I know Amelia is bucking for that award, but I heard they're giving it to Jenny.
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buck for something

in. to work ambitiously for something, such as a promotion. You can tell she’s bucking for promotion.
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