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Go for means, to aim or try for, especially making a vigorous effort. Read more here.
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Dear teacher, I'd like to submit you a question about an expression I can't understand
the phrase is:
"he goes for the peanuts"
Is it a figure of speech or an idiom?
Thanks in advance.
"The first hour of the film is just hysterical, and then you get to the end and you realize there is really something about this film that people wish that's how everyone lived, you know? That we all abided by each other. But the director does it in a way that makes you laught. The stranger [a character] - doesn't he go for the peanuts or something?"
I hope now it's clearer. Sorry for the late, and thank you for the attention you're paying to me.