land up in(redirected from landing up in)
land up in
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 in a whole heap of trouble if you don't start filing your taxes. I hope you realize that this investigation could land us in prison.
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.