angle for




angle for ‎(phrasal verb)

  1. To try to obtain something by subtle indirect means: political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.
    • 2006, David M. Oshinsky, Polio, page 214:
      Rumors flew that Marlon Brando was angling for the lead — an odd choice, most agreed, but a sure sign of box office success.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see angle,‎ for.
    He angles for trout Sundays.

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb and particle are inseparable.


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