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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

Sl. to work ambitiously for something, such as a promotion. I'm just bucking for recognition and, of course, a 20 percent raise. You can tell by her attention to the boss that she's bucking for promotion.
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buck for

Strive for, aim for, as in She's bucking for Editor of the Year. Strongly associated with seeking a promotion in the military, this expression originated in the late 1800s and is now applied more widely.
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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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