up for something

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 on offer for something: The house is up for sale.
2 being considered for something, especially as a candidate: Two candidates are up for election.
3 willing to take part in a particular activity: We’re going clubbing tonight. Are you up for it?
See also: something, up

up for something

mod. agreeable to something. I’m up for a pizza. Anybody want to chip in?
See also: something, up