angle for something

angle for something
angle for (something) to try to get or achieve something in an indirect way.

He's working as a consultant with several companies that are angling for business in Hong Kong.


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  • angle for something — ˈangle for sth derived to try to get a particular reaction or response from sb, without directly asking for what you want • She was angling for sympathy. Main entry: ↑anglederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle for — (something) to try to get or achieve something in an indirect way. He s working as a consultant with several companies that are angling for business in Hong Kong …   New idioms dictionary

  • angle for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms angle for : present tense I/you/we/they angle for he/she/it angles for present participle angling for past tense angled for past participle angled for informal angle for something to try to make someone give… …   English dictionary

  • angle for — ˈangle for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they angle for he/she/it angles for present participle angling for past tense angled for pas …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈangle for sth — phrasal verb informal to try to make someone give you something without asking for it directly She didn t want Ron thinking that she was angling for sympathy.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • angle for — verb To try to obtain something by subtle indirect means: political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc. He angles for trout Sundays …   Wiktionary

  • angle — an|gle1 [ æŋgl ] verb transitive 1. ) to make something point in a particular direction, especially one that is not directly in front of you: Angle the mirror so that you can see behind you. a ) to make a ball move in a direction that is not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • angle — [[t]æ̱ŋg(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ angles, angling, angled 1) N COUNT An angle is the difference in direction between two lines or surfaces. Angles are measured in degrees. → See also right angle The boat is now leaning at a 30 degree angle. 2) N COUNT: usu… …   English dictionary

  • angle — an|gle1 W3S3 [ˈæŋgəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin angulus] 1.) the space between two straight lines or surfaces that join each other, measured in degrees an angle of sth ▪ an angle of 45° angle of ▪ the angles of a triangle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • angle — 1 noun (C) 1 the space between two straight lines or surfaces that touch or cross each other, measured in degrees: an angle of 45o see also: right angle 2 a position from which you look at something or photograph it: This drawing of the monastery …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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