be up for (something)

be up for (something)

1. To be ready and willing to do something Sure, I'm up for going to the mall. I'm a little busy right now, but your brother is probably up for a game of basketball. Dr. Stephen will be up for tenure at the end of this term.
2. To be slated for a potential change in one's official status. The boss said I might be up for a promotion after the next quarter. Nicky's been on his best behavior since he's up for parole next year.
See also: up