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Do you say 'gunning' for your job?



 
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Do you say 'gunning' for your job? #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:22 am   Do you say 'gunning' for your job?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #852 "'Guns Etc:' Common Usages (1)", question 1

Thomas wants to be the manager. He has been ......... for my job for years.

(a) targeting
(b) gunning
(c) drawing
(d) firing

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #852 "'Guns Etc:' Common Usages (1)", answer 1

Thomas wants to be the manager. He has been gunning for my job for years.

Correct answer: (b) gunning
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Do you say 'gunning' for your job? #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:36 am   Do you say 'gunning' for your job?
 

Yes, 'gunning for' something is an idiom that means to seek or to try to obtain/get something or someone.
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