come in for

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Verb[edit]

come in for (third-person singular simple present comes in for, present participle coming in for, simple past came in for, past participle come in for)

  1. (transitive) to be subjected to
    If you go into the forest, you'll come in for a nasty surprise.
    The director came in for a lot of criticism about the way she handled the disaster.
  2. (literally) come in for
    Would you like to come in for a quick shag?