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be gunning for
1. To pursue 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. To support someone or something. Sally is my friend, so of course I'm gunning for her in the election.
See also: gun