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 my brother is probably up for a game of basketball.
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. Dr. Stephen will be up for tenure at the end of this term.
3. To be subject to some process or activity. Kids, this is not up for debate. Either you clean your rooms, or you don't get to watch any TV today. I think this decision should at least be up for discussion. After all, it will have a major impact on every aspect of the company. The issue will be up for discussion at our next meeting, so let's hold off talking about it for now.
See also: for, up
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