in for it

idiom

informal
: certain to be punished
If his parents find out what he's done, he'll be in for it.

Examples of in for it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event — attended by about 80 Sheetz employees, Romulus officials and construction company representatives who drove in for it from as far away as Dayton, Ohio — livestreamed back to the headquarters in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 Early on, Autumn did a physical studio visit with LaKela (Brown) and literally Zoomed me in for it. Scarlett Newman, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Feb. 2023 Of course if the Super Bowl were even worse than the NFC Championship huge audiences would tune in for it — which means huge audiences tuning in and seeing Arizona, whether during pregame shows or cuts to the watch party at the Super Bowl Experience or the bumpers before and after commercials. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 30 Jan. 2023 The largest projection festival in the world in France draws crowds in the millions and tourists fly in for it. Audrey Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Dec. 2022 There’s a resigned understanding that this love might be doomed but, darn it, Meat Loaf’s in for it anyway. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2022 Here’s hoping the competition series is part of the 2022 fall TV lineup and John is locked in for it. Katherine Tinsley, Good Housekeeping, 20 Jan. 2022 Hilton is right there going in for it. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 31 Oct. 2021 And when Shepard’s surgery was rescheduled for late April of last year, going in for it alone was a blessing in disguise. Hannah Rimm, refinery29.com, 27 Sep. 2021

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“In for it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20for%20it. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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