be (in) for the high jump

idiom

British, informal
: to be certain to be punished
If the boss finds out what we've done, we're (in) for the high jump!

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“Be (in) for the high jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20%28in%29%20for%20the%20high%20jump. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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