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up for (something)

1. 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. 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

*up for something

1. Fig.[of someone] mentally ready for something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; get oneself ~.) The team is up for the game tonight. We are all up for the contest.
2. Sl. agreeable to something. (*Typically: be ~.) I'm up for a pizza. Anybody want to chip in? Who's up for a swim?
See also: up