gunning for (someone or something)

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gunning for (someone or something)

1. Pursuing something or someone aggressively. Even since I got that promotion, Mike has been gunning for me. I know Emily is gunning for that job, but it sounds like she has a lot of competition.
2. Supporting someone or something. Sally is my friend, so of course I'm gunning for her in the election.
See also: gun
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They are a physical team at home and they'll be gunning for us.
England will come gunning for us after us winning last week, it's a big game to look forward to.
Of course there are teams that are going to be gunning for us because of our position, and rightly so.
Although Ade's not playing, we know his teammates will be gunning for us on Sunday.
They will be gunning for us from last year, we know what to expect and it will be a big fight.
And Collins admitted: "Tipp are very strong, I'd say they're gunning for us after last year.
Samoa are going to be gunning for us after the boys beat them in the World Cup," Cuthbert said.
After that they will come here gunning for us, but we shall also be gunning for them," promised Jones.
Both of them have had good wins in the last fortnight and will be gunning for us but these are games we need to win to build the momentum back up," said Maynard.
There are a lot of good teams out there gunning for us.
We know that Leigh will be gunning for us right from the start and one thing they won't be lacking is enthusiasm.
The Gunners chief said: "We've been at the top almost since the beginning of the season and everybody is gunning for us because we are the champions.
Clubs will be gunning for us now, and if we haven't got the right attitude against them we'll have problems.
Maybe there was an element of surprise last year for us but everyone will be gunning for us now.
They'll come over gunning for us, especially after beating us at the start of the season.