be in line for something

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
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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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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