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.
See also: line

be in line for something

COMMON If you are in line for something, it is likely to happen to you or you are likely to get it. Izzy's in line for a presenter's job. He had been at the paper for long enough to be in line for a lifetime achievement award.
See also: line, something