up for

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
References in classic literature ?
I do not remember how I got the money to buy them; to be sure it was no great sum; but it must have been given me out of the sums we were all working so hard to make up for the debt, and the interest on the debt (that is always the wicked pinch for the debtor
But I'll make up for that when you come to see me at Government House, as you all must the very next time you come to town.
The Story Girl would have been more than human if she had not betrayed a little triumphant amusement, but Peter stood up for his lady manfully.
Dan, however, began to taunt Felicity with her tooth-powder rusks, and kept it up for the rest of his natural life.
We've only to jack her up for a moment," he had answered.
Buck begun to cry and rip, and 'lowed that him and his cousin Joe (that was the other young chap) would make up for this day yet.
Could it make up for all the understanding and friendly appreciation that she saw only too clearly would be missing in her daily life?
The running water and bath in the house were given up for piping to the barn, and stanchions--then novelties in southeastern Kansas.
Uncle Dick's fond of the parrot, so he speaks up for him.
And any one o' these yer drivers that comes smelling round arter any our people, why, he's got me in his way; I'm the feller he's got to set in with,--I'm the feller for yer all to come to, bredren,--I'll stand up for yer rights,--I'll fend 'em to the last breath
Now, yer see, when a feller stands up for a thing one day and night, de contrar de next, folks ses (and nat'rally enough dey ses), why he an't persistent,--hand me dat ar bit o' corn-cake, Andy.
In return for this the Republicans would agree to put up no candidate the following year, when Scully himself came up for reelection as the other alderman from the ward.
After that Jurgis did his best to please them, and to make up for the time he had lost before he discovered the extra bungholes of the campaign barrel.
And Katerina Ivanovna would not let it pass, she stood up for her
And all that, let me tell you, she has simply made up for herself, and not simply out of wantonness, for the sake of bragging; no, she believes it all herself, she amuses herself with her own fancies, upon my word she does