for the asking


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for the asking

Available for one to easily obtain or achieve (as if one simply had to ask to be given something). With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for work.
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for the asking

if one just asks (for something); simply by asking; on request. Do you want to use my car? It's yours for the asking. I have an extra winter coat that's yours for the asking.
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for the asking

On request, without charge, as in My brother is a lawyer, so for us his advice is free for the asking, or If you want to borrow the tractor, it's yours for the asking. This expression dates from the early 1800s, although slightly different versions of it (such as at one's asking) have been used since the late 1500s.
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for the asking

used to indicate that someone can easily have something if they want it.
1991 Mark Tully No Full Stops in India Second helpings come automatically, and third helpings are there for the asking.
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