2011년 7월 21일 목요일

Dic: in for

in for:

The American Heritage △Guaranteed to get or have: You're in for a big surprise.
Webster Learners informal. sure to experience (something)Boy, is she in for a surprise! (— see also have it in for at have)
Princeton WordNet certain to get or have: he knew he was in for a licking.
Cobuild:
If you say that someone is in for a shock or a surprise, you mean that they are going to experience it: You might be in for a shock at the sheer hard work involved.
If someone has it in for you, they dislike you and try to cause problems for you.(INFORMAL): The other kids had it in for me.
cf.
OALD be in for it (British English also be for it) (informal) to be going to get into trouble or be punished: We'd better hurry or we'll be in for it.
OALD come in for something [no passive] to receive something, especially something unpleasant: The government's economic policies have come in for a lot of criticism.

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