(from an article in The New Yorker about Donald Trump's campaign)
Asked by the Associated Press about the possibility of a Trump Presidency, she said, “I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.”
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the noun grab as
- : a quick attempt to take or get something
: the act of taking something in a forceful or illegal way
- Is perhaps the expression “up for grabs” derogatory?
- Is it an American English saying? What would a British English person say instead?
- Does "everything is up for grabs" mean the same as You can grab up everything?