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English definition of “ask for sb/sth”

ask for sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with ask   /ɑːsk/ us    /æsk/
If you say you couldn't ask for someone or something better, you mean that that person or thing is the best of their type: She's great to work for - I really couldn't ask for a better boss.
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