Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

push for something

push for
1) promote or encourage an idea/action/change
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    • push for change/equal rights/greener energy
  • Analysis
    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)
    1. There was a great push for equality during the Women's Rights Movement.
    2. Many parents made a push for healthy food to be easily available at their children's school.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Our employees are pushing for more perks as part of their contract, but I don't see how we can achieve that on our budget.
    2. This needs to be delivered on time so I am pushing for project templates by Friday at the latest.
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