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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

buck for something

in. to work ambitiously for something, such as a promotion. You can tell she’s bucking for promotion.
See also: buck, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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At this age, he'll enter the rut with more zeal, and he will be a willing participant in sparring and fighting matches with similarly sized bucks for the right to hang with an estrous female--at least until a real big boy chases him off.
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Greg Nixon has measured hundreds of Illinois bucks for Pope & Young and the Illinois Big Buck Club.
They compared the stress levels of bucks in a fenced herd that had over 100 deer per square mile and a sex ratio of two bucks for every doe with the stress levels of free-ranging bucks.
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I realize some people don't have the opportunity to watch certain bucks for more than one year before someone shoots the deer, but we make every effort to let the bucks we hunt reach 4.5 years old before we try to shoot them.
And even if high-grading through APR is having a negative influence on the size of bucks, the fact is, many hunters are seeing and killing 2 1/2-year-old or older bucks for the first time in decades, and they love it!