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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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 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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Emirati women occupying managerial and other top-ranking positions in UAE government and corporate sector proves that progress and empowerment is all theirs for the asking. And Shaikh Zayed was the source of that empowerment, said Al Mansouri.
There are many thousands, perhaps millions, which may feel a sense of entitlement and, if they so wish and can afford one or if they can persuade their supporters to stump up the hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy one then smart armour is theirs for the asking.
Although Lekhwiya managed to close the gap by one point with a draw against Al Khor, they were left ruing their luck and wondering what might have been had they earned the three points they thought were theirs for the asking. But they went a goal down in the 40th minute with Brazilian striker Bruno Menezes finding the net, and after going close on a few occasions found the equaliser through Dame Traore, his long-range shot taking a deflection off midfielder Salam Shaker.
It seemsAualthough the scientists led by Sigourney WeaverAAEs top doc have barely scratched the surfaceAua flow of energy ripples through the roots of trees and the spores of the plants, which the NaAAEvi know how to tap into.The center of life is a holy tree where tribal memories and the wisdom of their ancestors is theirs for the asking. This is what the humans want to strip mine.Jake manages to get taken in by one tribe where a powerful, Amazonian named Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) takes him under her wing to teach him how to live in the forest, speak the language and honor the traditions of nature.
Although there will obviously still be an unforgettable atmosphere around the stadium on the night of the Final, it would be heartbreaking for any season ticket holder who had thought a ticket would be theirs for the asking to be left outside the ground.
They also have three Brit awards under their belt and organisers of next year's ceremony have already told them that the opening slot is theirs for the asking.
And so, with the experience gained in over two decades of reconciling and counseling women (and men) wounded by abortion, one way the Catholic bishops in the United States chose to celebrate the Jubilee is by reaching out to those of any faith who are grieving the loss of a child to abortion and assuring them of the forgiveness, understanding, and healing that is theirs for the asking.