angle for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theyangle for
he/she/itangles for
present participleangling for
past tenseangled for
past participleangled for
  1. angle for something 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.

See also main entry: angle