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for (someone or something)

Supporting or approving of someone or something. Can you believe he's for building that new shopping center right in the middle of town?
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for one

As one example or reason (out of several potential ones). Often used after a name or personal pronoun to count someone or oneself as an example of something. Why don't I like musicals? Well, for one, I just can't take a story seriously when it's set to music. I can tell you that I for one am really happy about the changes to the tax law they've introduced. A: "Who is coming to the movie later?" B: "Mary, for one, but I haven't heard back from anyone else."
See also: for, one
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(all) for someone or something

Fig. (completely) in favor of someone or something; supporting someone or something. I'm all for your candidacy. I'm for the incumbent in the upcoming election.

for

(some) days running and for (some) weeks running; for (some) months running; for (some) years running days in a series; months in a series; etc. (The some can be any number.) I had a bad cold for five days running. For two years running, I brought work home from the office every night.

for

(some) years running Go to for (some) days running.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

for one

Also, for one thing. As the first of several possible instances. For example, Everything seemed to go wrong; for one, we had a flat tire, and then we lost the keys, or I find many aspects of your proposal to be inadequate; for one thing, you don't specify where you'll get the money . For one can also be applied to a person, as in He doesn't like their behavior, and I for one agree with him.
See also: for, one
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.

for

/in fun
As a joke; playfully.

for

/to all intents and purposes
In every practical sense; practically: To all intents and purposes the case is closed.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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She was always taking little houses for somebody's good, for the sick or the sorry, for broken-down artists, cleaned- out gamblers, temporarily unlucky speculators - VIEUX AMIS - old friends, as she used to explain apologetically, with a shrug of her fine shoulders.
There are few things more worrying than sitting up for somebody, especially if that somebody be at a party.
I had full hold of her watch, but giving a great jostle, as if somebody had thrust me against her, and in the juncture giving the watch a fair pull, I found it would not come, so I let it go that moment, and cried out as if I had been killed, that somebody had trod upon my foot, and that there were certainly pickpockets there, for somebody or other had given a pull at my watch; for you are to observe that on these adventures we always went very well dressed, and I had very good clothes on, and a gold watch by my side, as like a lady as other fold.
'A pickpocket' too, for somebody, she said, had tried to pull her watch away.
Mellon described Ferrier's injury as "massively disappointing", though admitted that his setback has now opened the door for somebody else.
So, you see where I say that the scripture cannot lie-because if somebody pay money for somebody to get there and another person pay money for the same people to take him out- it is straightly business.
Success means different things to different people and that is the important thing to remember, what might be perfect for somebody else may not always be the perfect thing for ourselves.
Somebody will come up to me and ask for somebody else's autograph.
In other words, they see business opportunity, which means job opportunity for somebody who's helping Haas Automation manufacture equipment that somebody in Central America wants to purchase."
'We are looking for somebody who is going to help us structure our team, play some winning football, get us out of the hole we are in at the moment.
"I think it's time for somebody else to be the book reviews editor, somebody of the generation that will live the greater part of its life in the 21st century, not the 20th.
Her spouse portrayed himself for somebody he was not."
Will you come back here and sit in for two nights for somebody?" So I got back on the plane to Los Angeles.
So get what you can while you're here, and be the best you can, and try to make arrangements for somebody else while you're here.