plump for (someone or something)

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plump for (someone or something)

1. To choose, select, or opt for something. Primarily heard in UK. I plumped for the steak, but I wish I had gone with the chicken. In the end, we just plumped for the cheesy action movie.
2. To actively support someone or something. Don't say a bad word about that candidate to Mary—she's been plumping for him all year.
See also: for, plump
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

plump for someone or something

to support or promote someone or something. Henry spent a lot of energy plumping for Bill, who was running for vice president. She spent a lot of time plumping for our candidate.
See also: for, plump
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once upon a time diesel would probably have been first choice for most buyers but with the emergence of more efficient and frugal petrol engines - combined the general decline in diesel popularity - I imagine most customers will now plump for one of the petrols.
Those wanting Audi's renowned Quattro four-wheel drive system will have to plump for one of the 2.0 litre petrol or diesel options.
Rather than opening with any of their countless top five hits, S Club 7 decided to plump for one of their stronger album tracks Bring the House Down, ambitious in its title but the perfect song to set the tone for what was to come.
Rather than opening with any of their countless top 5 hits, S Club 7 decided to plump for one of their stronger album tracks Bring the House Down, ambitious in its title but the perfect song to set the tone for what was to come.
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But then again, Skoda isn't really in the business of being exciting, unless you want to plump for one of its vRS models, which provide a fair measure of excitement at a very affordable price.
Mr Hunt may plump for one, although he could opt for a hybrid, by scrapping thresholds, continuing to exclude levy on foreign racing, keeping the headline rate at ten per cent and producing an estimated yield of around pounds 70-pounds 75m.
Speed is more likely to plump for one of James Collins or Ashley Williams as his captain against the Irish.
Kevin Kilbane has dropped to League One, so Trap could finally use this to exc use the veteran and plump for one of Wolves pair Kevin Foley or Stephen Ward at left back.
Options for you are life affirming, so when you have little choice but to plump for one strand you can feel trapped.
Coventry's board are about to plump for one of two rescue deals - from either Ray Ransom's consortium or a bid from former chairman Geoffrey Robinson - which should turn the club round.
If I'd to plump for one it would probably be Wetherby.
If such a person were to skip the opening cautions, acknowledgements, clarifications, and introduction, they might be lucky enough to plump for one of chapters 3-12, each of which is an almost stand-alone account of a separate topic.
When Ndlovu prodded a cross from Phil Jagielka just wide in the 59th minute the urgency of Blues' need to plump for one or the other loomed large.