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land up in (something)
To arrive at, come to, or end up in a particular situation, especially one that is problematic, undesirable, dangerous, etc. In this usage, a name or pronoun can be used after "land" when talking about performing the action on someone else. You're going to land up in a whole heap of trouble if you don't start filing your taxes. I hope you realize that this investigation could land us up in prison.
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land up somehow or somewhere
to finish somehow or somewhere; to come to be in a certain state or place at the end. We set out for Denver but landed up in Salt Lake City. He's so extravagant that he landed up in debt.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.