Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
push for something
1) promote or encourage an idea/action/change
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push for change/equal rights/greener energy
The phrasal verb 'push for' means to try hard to get or achieve something. "The union is pushing for better working conditions." It can also mean to make someone give you something or do something for you. "Management is pushing for those accounts, do you have them ready yet?" This is a common phrasal verb used more often in formal contexts.
Social Examples (Advance)
There was a great push for equalityduring the Women's Rights Movement.
Many parentsmade a push for healthy food to be easily availableat their children's school.
Professional Examples (Advance)
Our employees are pushing formore perks as part of their contract, but I don't see how we can achieve that on our budget.
This needs to be delivered on time so I ampushing for project templates by Friday at the latest.
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