(one's) for the asking

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(one's) for the asking

Available for one to obtain or achieve without any effort (because or as if one simply has to ask to be given something). With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually put in the time and effort to get the jobs we want. As I promised, you can pick anything in the store you'd like to take home with you—it's yours 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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one's for the asking

Fig. [can become] one's property if one asks for it. I have a cherry pie here. A slice is yours for the asking if you want it. Uncle Mac said we could have his old car if we wanted it. It was ours 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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The inexperienced Mufti proved that she is her biggest enemy by keeping the chief ministership - which was hers for the asking - on hold for three months!
Helen Simmie, with whom she had continued to study, suggested that an operatic career could be hers for the asking.
To my ears, admittecily lacking in interpretive depth, the thirty-one-year-old soprano demonstrates that, had her musical interests leaned in that direction, a significant career in the dramatic Wagner roles could have been hers for the asking. Brown finds merit in Maria Callas's 1957 Athens performance of the Liebestod, yet he fails to mention her bizarre transposition: at the eighteenth measure after the key chan ge to B major, the pitch is lowered a half step; this is not a recording defect.
I haven't yet had it convincingly explained to me why this is all up to us, or why a nomination to the United States Senate is not just hers for the asking, but hers even without the asking.
If the musical Phantom Of The Opera ever transfers to Iceland, Bjork shows why the title role is hers for the asking. What's more, no mask is required.
That medal was hers for the asking. Now, after the heartbreaking episode can she ever get her confidence back ,especially after the modern day blitz of publicity and the ubiquitous Youtube with its ability to go viral.