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in for something

due to receive a surprise; due to receive punishment. (When the something is it, the it usually means punishment.) I hope I'm not in for any surprises when I get home. Tommy, you broke my baseball bat. You're really in for it! If I ever catch that chicken thief, he'll be in for it for sure.

in for something

going to experience something Hockey fans are in for a real treat. Fasten your seat belts - we're in for a bumpy flight.
Usage notes: used in connection with a problem: When I saw his report, I knew we were in for trouble.

in for

1. Guaranteed to get or have, as in We're in for a difficult time. [Late 1500s]
2. in for it. Certain to encounter trouble or punishment, as in When Harry finds out we left early, we'll be in for it. [Late 1600s]
3. Involved or entered for some purpose, as in We're in for the profits. [Mid-1800s] Also see have it in for; in for a penny.

in for

Guaranteed to get or have: You're in for a big surprise.