Angle For Meaning

Example: To try to obtain something by subtle indirect means: political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.
2006, David M. Oshinsky, Polio, page 214:
  Rumors flew that Marlon Brando was angling for the lead — an odd choice, most agreed, but a sure sign of box office success.
Used other than as an idiom: see angle,‎ for.
  He angles for trout Sundays.