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British pronunciation/bˈiː ɪn fɔː/
American pronunciation/bˈiː ɪn fɔːɹ/
to be in for
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to be expecting something difficult or undesirable to happen

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What is the origin of the idiom "be in for" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "be in for" is not well-documented, but it is used to suggest that someone is going to experience or receive something, often implying that it may be challenging, surprising, or significant.

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to be in risk of receiving punishment or getting into trouble

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to be prepared or anticipating a specific event, situation, or consequence, whether positive or negative.

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What is the origin of the idiom "be in for" and when to use it?

The idiom "be in for" is rooted in the idea of anticipating or expecting a specific outcome or experience, often based on an existing situation or engagement. It suggests that someone is likely to face or undergo a particular event, situation, or consequence, usually with the implication of a certain level of preparedness. The expression it is now used in various contexts to express one's readiness for what lies ahead.

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Based on the schedule, we're in for a long day of meetings and presentations.
With the aroma of grilled chicken permeating the air, patrons knew they were in for a treat at the grill.
With the early symptoms of a cold, he understood he was in for a few days of feeling unwell.
When they heard the thunder, they knew they were in for a stormy evening.
My brother is in for stealing a car.
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