let (oneself) in for

idiom

Definition of let (oneself) in for

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

let play
  1. : to cause to : make

  2. : to give opportunity to or fail to prevent

  3. used in the imperative to introduce a request or proposal

  1. : something that impedes : obstruction

  2. : a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. : hinder, prevent

  1. : small one

  2. : article worn on

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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