let (oneself) in for

idiom

: to cause (oneself) to have or experience (something bad or unpleasant)
She's letting herself in for a lot of trouble/criticism.
When I agreed to help, I didn't know what I was letting myself in for.

Examples of let (oneself) in for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local politicians from Miami and Miami Beach were let in for free. Sarah Blaskey, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 Football players sat in collapsible chairs outside the entrance to the locker room, eagerly waiting to be let in for the first practice of the 2023 season. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 31 July 2023 Sitting on a plush couch in the mezzanine lobby of the Broadway Theatre just before the audience is let in for a Thursday night preview shortly before opening night, musical-theater legend Lea Salonga is having more than slight déjà vu. Chris Willman, Variety, 25 July 2023 That really meant a lot to me because that can be hard to let in for myself. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 8 July 2023 The band previously headlined Summerfest's amphitheater in 2018, and, in 2013, made festival history when their performance at the Miller Lite Oasis drew such a massive crowd, about 5,000 to 7,000 people were let in for free to reduce the crowd congestion at the gates. Journal Sentinel, 14 Nov. 2022 On opening day, Vans VP of events and promotion Steve Van Doren served waffles to hundreds of eager people who patiently waited outside the entrance to be let in for some pre-music skating. Jonathan Cohen, Variety, 16 Dec. 2021 Summit is set to open to the public on October 21, but photographers were recently let in for press previews. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2021 Ohio State lost to Oklahoma on a Saturday in a game when the starting quarterback didn’t play that well, and on Tuesday when reporters were let in for interviews after practice, the backup quarterback was making 40-yard throws for everyone to see. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 28 Dec. 2020

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“Let (oneself) in for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20%28oneself%29%20in%20for. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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