be in for something

be ˈin for something


1 be about to get or experience something unpleasant, for example a shock, a surprise, trouble, bad weather, etc: He’ll be in for a big surprise when he opens that letter.I think we’re in for trouble with the new boss.
2 be taking part in something, for example, a competition; be trying to get something, for example, a job: I’m in for both the 100 metres race and the long jump.I hope Jan gets that professorship she’s in for.
See also: something