toss for (something)(redirected from toss one for)
toss for (something)
To flip a coin with someone in order to decide or determine who gets to have or do something. A name or personal pronoun can be used between "toss" and "for." We both wanted to go with him to the concert, so we decided to toss for it. A: "No, it's your turn to do the dishes." B: "Aw, come on, I'll toss you for it!" There's only one chocolate bar left, so let's toss for it.
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toss (someone) for something
Fig. to decide with someone, by tossing a coin, who will get or do something. Let's see who gets to go first. I'll toss you for it. I'll toss for it. Let's toss for it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To compete for something by flipping a coin to determine the winner: There's one window seat, so let's toss for it. The candidates tossed for the chance to speak first at the debate.
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