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Up for grabs

Definition:

Freely available; ready to be taken

Example:

1) After Mr. Mortimer passed away, no one could find his will, so his estate is up for grabs.

2) I don't want my sandwich -- it's up for grabs, if anyone wants it.

Etymology :

When you 'grab' something, you reach for it very quickly. When something is up for grabs, it is out int he open, waiting to be grabbed by whoever wants it.
 
 

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