collect for (someone or something)

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collect for (someone or something)

To solicit money, especially that which is owed, for a particular reason. People keep calling to collect for my credit card bills. There's a boy at the door collecting for charity.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

collect (money) for someone or something

to solicit money for the benefit of someone or something. I would like to collect some money for Fred, who is in the hospital. I am collecting for the church building fund.
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collect (money) for something

to solicit money that is owed. I'm collecting money for payment on your loan. Someone is calling to collect for the newspaper delivery.
See also: collect, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hand them in to the school you are collecting for. All the schools need to do is stick the tokens that have been submitted into their token collection booklets, which they will receive with the campaign pack, and send them to us at the address below before the deadline date of December 2.
According to the Minister, collecting for March of this year amounted to 92%.In general, for the first quarter (January-March) of 2010, the distribution companies have collected more than 2 billion soms, whereas in 2009 over the same period was 1.3 billion soms.
Collecting for profit should be left to the experts, experienced collectors warn.
In addition, $51 in social security benefits would be sacrificed [$100 [devided by] (35 years x 12 months) x 90% x 12 months x 20 years], assuming the employee is collecting for 20 years.