ask for something


ask for something
ˈask for sb/sth derived
to say that you want to speak to sb or be directed to a place

When you arrive, ask for Jane.

Main entry:askderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ask for the moon — ask/wish/for the moon phrase to want something that is impossible to get or achieve I’m not asking for the moon. I just want you to finish on time. Thesaurus: to want somethingsynonym Main entry: moon * * * ask for t …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask for — (something) to behave in a way that is likely to cause something bad to happen. You know you re asking for a punch in the nose, don t you? …   New idioms dictionary

  • ask for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms ask for : present tense I/you/we/they ask for he/she/it asks for present participle asking for past tense asked for past participle asked for 1) ask for something to speak or write to someone because you want… …   English dictionary

  • ask for trouble — to behave in a way that will cause you problems. Drinking before driving is asking for trouble. Phil wondered why Deegan was always looking for trouble. Related vocabulary: ask for something …   New idioms dictionary

  • ask for the moon — or[cry for the moon] {v. phr.} To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. * /John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon./ Compare: PROMISE THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ask for the moon — or[cry for the moon] {v. phr.} To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. * /John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon./ Compare: PROMISE THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ask\ for\ the\ moon — • ask for the moon • cry for the moon v. phr. To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon. Compare: promise the moon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ask for someone's indulgence — ask for/beg/crave/etc someone’s indulgence spoken formal phrase used for asking someone to be patient while you say or do something I wonder, could I just crave your indulgence very briefly? Thesaurus: ways of telling or asking someone to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask for — verb increase the likelihood of (Freq. 4) ask for trouble invite criticism • Syn: ↑invite • Derivationally related forms: ↑invitation (for: ↑invite) …   Useful english dictionary