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English definition of “angle for sth”

angle for sth

disapproving phrasal verb with angle     /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/ verb [T]
If someone is angling for something, they are trying to get something without asking for it directly : He's clearly angling for a job /an invitation .Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
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