be in line for

be in line for

To be a likely recipient of something, such as a job or award. I'm pretty sure I'm in line for Connie's position once she retires. My daughter is a great student, so she's in line for many academic awards at graduation.
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be in line for something

to be likely to get something good If anyone's in line for promotion, I should think it's Helen. After his performance last season, it's reckoned that Taylor is next in line for the captaincy.
See also: line