be in for

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be in for

  1. (idiomatic) To be able to expect or anticipate; to be about to suffer, generally said of something unpleasant.
    The weather forecast says we are in for three feet of snow over the next week.
  2. (idiomatic) To be incarcerated for.
    My cousin is in for armed robbery.

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