Definition of up for grabs in US English:

up for grabs


  • Available; obtainable.

    ‘great prizes up for grabs’
    • ‘Heaps of prizes are up for grabs, and it is open to all ages and styles for soloists, duos and bands.’
    • ‘There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs so get dressed up and come along.’
    • ‘A winner will be drawn at each meeting and there are a variety of attractive prizes up for grabs.’
    • ‘There is a top prize of £100 up for grabs for the best amateur photograph of the festival.’
    • ‘So far we're delighted with the response but then again there is a great prize up for grabs.’
    • ‘Then there will be a fundraising auction and raffle with prizes up for grabs.’
    • ‘Admission is free and there will be a number of prizes up for grabs on the night.’
    • ‘Prizes including television sets and jewellery will be up for grabs in a raffle.’
    • ‘Winners receive rosettes and a selection of prizes will be up for grabs.’
    • ‘The competition features nine categories and there are plenty of cash prizes up for grabs.’
    available, obtainable, to be had, there for the taking
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